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Thursday 26 June 2014
Arts Theatre Uncategorised

the magic hour: a one woman show about fairy tales, compassion and the voices we forget

Jess Oliver
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  The Magic Hour is a one-woman show about fairy tales like you’ve never seen before. Written by Australian playwright Vanessa Bates , directed by Chris Bendall and starring widely acclaimed actress Ursula Yovich, the play was initially produced by Deckchair Theatre Company in Fremantle in 2010.  Now, in 2014, theatre company, Performing Lines, is…
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: fairytales for wilde girls

Emily Tatti
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Allyse Near’s Fairytales for Wilde Girls is a refreshingly original debut. Though clearly inspired by a range of fairytales, ghost stories, literary works and poems, Near uses her affection for these genres to develop an entirely new fantasy world, one where she can explore the pitfalls of young adulthood. The novel follows Isola Wilde, a…
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Wednesday 29 June 2011

mirror, mirror on the wall, who can make the most modern remake of all?

Bianca Bozzi
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Fairytales are no longer bedtime story fodder. Although they have long been told for both entertainment purposes and as cautionary tales for children decade after decade, in recent years there has been a Hollywood renaissance in revamping fairytales for a more modern audience. So far, we have seen retellings of Beauty and the Beast (Beastly),…
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