The Empty Space: The Deadly Theatre

More than three decades after first reading Peter Brook’s seminal account of modern theatre, The Empty Space, here I am again reading it once more. First published in 1968, this text is understandably of a certain era. Yet at the same time it is also ageless. Arguably, The Empty Space...


Hamilton to Screen on Disney+ From July 3

Hamilton, the world’s biggest stage musical, will screen on Disney+ from July 3. Live recorded over two performances back in June 2016 with most of the original Broadway cast, the film was meant to hit the big screen in October next year. But Disney, who reportedly paid a whopping $75...


The problem with arts funding in Australia

Karen Hands, University of the Sunshine Coast The arts and culture sector has had its share of trouncing in recent years: funding dropped 4.9% in the decade 2007-2008 to 2017-2018, promised arts policy was short-lived, or not realised at all, then the erasure of “arts” from the overseeing government department’s...