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TRAVESTIES


BY TOM STOPPARD


DIRECTED BY JENNIFER SARAH DEAN


fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


12 – 23 June 2019

All photos: Christa Hill

 
 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Jennifer Sarah Dean


Cast

Henry Carr: Dion Mills

James Joyce: Johnathan Peck

Lenin: Syd Brisbane/Albert Goikhman

Tristan Tzara: Matthew Connell

Gwendolen: Joanna Halliday

Cecily: Gabrielle Sing

Bennett: Tref Gare


Stage Manager: Kyra von Stiegler

Costume Designer: Rhiannon Irving

Set Designer: Jordan Stack

Lighting Design: Alex Blackwell

Sound Design: Alex Toland

Photography: Christa Hill


Artistic Director of Bloomsday: Frances Devlin-Glass

Producer: Steve Carey

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REVIEWS OF TRAVESTIES

Many reviewers were impressed:

PHILIP HARVEY, JOYCEAN,  IN TINTEÁN

His verdict:  'A slideshow of linguistic fireworks in which any amount of explosive art talk does not get in the way of a fizzing Wildean epigram. 

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CAMERON WOODHEAD FOR THE AGE AND THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 Travesties' brilliance lies in the comic collision of intellectual burlesque and pointy-headed aesthetic philosophy with surrealist theatre, musical hijinks and radical politics: read more.... 

ALEX FIRST, FOR VARIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS

‘Mayhem abounds in Travesties…' Read more...

SAMSARA DUNSTON, WHAT DID SHE THINK?

'an exciting night of theatre the likes of which you don't often get to see...Read more 

 
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BLOOMSDAY SEMINAR 2019

AT THE SWISS CLUB, 89 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE


Chair Person: Professor Barry Jones AM

Patron of Bloomsday in Melbourne

PROFESSOR RONAN McDONALD

Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies, University of Melbourne


 ‘The Consecration of Ulysses: National or Universal?’

Ulysses (1922), now recognised as the greatest of all modern novels, did not gain its status spontaneously or even inexorably. Instead it went through a process of critical and cultural reception and debate, surviving and thriving within a field of cultural economics that bestows and withholds ‘literary value’. Part of its success was a wily (Odyssean?) negotiation of national and cosmopolitan aesthetic agendas. 

DR STEVE CAREY

‘Joyce, Zurich 1917: Stoppard’s Travesties and All That Da-da

In 1917, as the Great War rages, Joyce and family are in Zurich in neutral Switzerland, Joyce hard at work on Ulysses and his wife and children coming to terms with another relocation. Joyce the entrepreneur and impresario decides to launch a theatrical production company, The English Players, and to put on The Importance of Being Earnest - a provocative choice, given Wilde's reputation. Teasing out fact from fiction and unpicking the implications, Steve Carey sets the scene for our Bloomsday production.

 
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