Raising The Curtain

August 2017
55:16

Ep3 - The Shock Of The New

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This three-part series celebrates the history of live theatre in Australia. The age of contemporary Australian theatre is the age of iconoclastic directors and actors embracing the shock of the new. From 1970 to today, Australian theatre has embraced the new and avant-garde, and here leading actors discuss the similarities it now holds to circus and vaudeville along with the ongoing success our latest works have had around the world.
55:36

Ep2 - Not The Queen's English

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Featuring interviews with some of Australia's leading actors, this three-part series celebrates the history of live theatre in Australia. The Australian voice in our modern theatre is loud and clear, but it took 150 years to escape the vision and accents of the British Empire. This episode looks at the struggles to determine our identity through theatre, and how censorship and restrictions were overcome in the 60s and 70s.
July 2017
53:58

Ep1 - Movers And The Shakers

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This three-part series celebrates the history of live theatre in Australia and is brought to life through rare archival film, interviews and insights from Australia's most influential actors and theatre makers. The first episode looks at the energy and innovation of the entrepreneurs, both Aboriginal and European, who not only brought theatre to Australia, but who now take Australian theatre to the world.
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