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Contents: Departments 2 Comment 3 Quotes and Queries 8 Letters 9 Whispers, Rumours and Facts 50 Guide: Theatre, Opera, Dance Spotlight 5 Hayes Gordon — from Kate to Annie Sharen Flanagan 6 A Theatre Opened to the Future Senda Akihiko 7 Music Theatre in Melbourne 7 Theatre in Schools with Andrew Ross — Joan Ambrose Features 11 La Stupenda — Mastery or Myth? A personal assessment of opera’s superstar by Greg Curran 14 The Politics of Self Indulgence — Wal Cherry looks at the aims and uses of ‘political’ theatre 16 Mick Rodger — John Hindle on the life and work of Mick Rodger International 18 New York, New York — A1 Weiner, USA Playscript 33 Pandora 's Cross — Act I, Dorothy Hewett Dance 41 World Ballet Stars — William Shoubridge Opera 44 Opera from the capitals — David Gyger Theatre Reviews 21 VIC The Playboy of the Western World — Raymond Stanley Just Between Ourselves — Jack Flibberd Whittle Family Singers — Les Cartwright 23 NSW Crown Matrimonial and Hay Fever — Greg Curran As You Like It — Robert Page Catch Me If You Can — Anthony Barclay St. Mary's Kid and The Glass Menagerie — Greg Curran 28 QLD The Homecoming — Elizabeth Perkins The Father we loved on a beach by the sea — Richard Fotheringham Children's Theatre Survey — Don Batchelor 29 TAS Tasmania Survey — Karl Flubert 30 ACT Spring Awakening — Roger Pul vers 31 SA Cheap and Nasty — Michael Morely Peer Gynt — Katharine Brisbane 32 WA The Ghost Train — Collin O'Brien Film 46 Jimmie Blacksmith — Elizabeth Riddell 47 Newsfront — Elizabeth Riddell Records 48 Concertos and lieder’s last refuge — Roger Covell Books 49 Sixteen new Australasian plays — John McCallum 52 Thespia’s Crossword No.3


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Reproduced with permission of creator and editor Robert Page. Digitised from the collections of the University of Wollongong Library.

Theatre Australia: Australia's magazine of the performing arts 3(2) September 1978