Fittingly as my love of Shakespeare started as a Coriolanus school project that spiraled out my control, a university blogging assessment pushed me out of my natural procrastination to start this blog. Following my first creative task last year, I found that with my love of puns and drastic recontexulations I was right in my element with Shakespeare and was embraced by its thriving international community online. And a great adapter has spawned centuries of great adaptations.
Australia has a long history surrounding its unique and thriving Shakespeare scene, but it’s spread across such a range of companies and locations that they can be easy to pass by. As someone who spends too much googling upcoming productions, I wanted to share my findings and thoughts on Shakespeare across the country.
I’m based in Melbourne so due to the limitations of travel time and a student budget, I’m more likely to review shows near the city. However, I’m eager to branch out; if you’ve seen a production I haven’t I’d be thrilled to hear your own thoughts!
I try to understand both sides of the stage, currently completing a major in English and Theatre and working backstage in lighting design, sound opping and costume design both at Fringe Festival and with MUSC. When I’m not hopping between theatres, arthouse cinemas and libraries I’m normally working through assessments, using puns as a form of worldbuilding and packing my freezer with bulk cooking