Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald talks about the relationship of father and daughter in Mr Bailey's Minder.
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald explores the ugly duckling story underlying Dags.
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron discusses the dark side of suburbia in Ruby Moon.
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron explores the nature of indifference in Tear from a Glass Eye.
This insightful eight-part documentary series covers six exciting months in the life of London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from all angles, in particular the arrival of a new artistic director - Sean Mathias, and the lead-up to his production of Waiting for Godot, starring Ian McKellen - which recently toured Australia to rave reviews.
This latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Christine Choy (Who Killed Vincent Chin?), tells the story of Larry and Trudy Long, a popular husband-and-wife nightclub act of the '40s and '50s.
Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of a grand opera about the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars over the course of a year as they work to forge the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer into a music drama like no other the strange and beautiful Doctor Atomic.
It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear, exclusively recorded by the ABC at Melbourne's Arts Centre.
In a special tribute hosted by Virginia Trioli, ABC TV will remember the life and work of one of Australia's greatest playwrights, Alex Buzo. The Sydney-based playwright and author died in August 2006 after a long fight with cancer.
A provocative and hilarious look at five Arab-American comedians working the stand-up circuit in the wake of 9-11. When people of Middle Eastern origin were advised to lay low, these men and women all chose to stand up ... and crack jokes.
In celebration of her 100th birthday in early February, Artscape presents Dame Elisabeth Murdoch In Conversation. One of our best known philanthropists, Dame Elisabeth has nurtured many key cultural institutions and made an invaluable contribution to the arts in Australia.
Stickybricks is a companion film to 900 Neighbours, made over four years with tenants at the Northcott public housing estate in Surry Hills.
A fascinating journey behind the scenes of the Bell Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, from first rehearsal to opening night. John Bell has stamped the role of Hamlet as his own, having played it numerous times over 35 years. Now he is handing on the baton to talented young actor Leon Ford (Changi) who moulds it into something fresh and exciting as Bell directs and watches the process with joy.
Award-winning documentary In The Company of Actors is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the New York production of Andrew Upton's modern Hedda Gabler starring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Aden Young, Justine Clark and director Robyn Nevin. Within the world of theatre the rehearsal room is a sacred space, the private domain where boundaries are pushed, risks are taken, mistakes made, vulnerabilities exposed and, at its very best, magic created. It is not a place into which the public is often, if ever, invited. Until now.
A documentary about the inspirational 92-year-old playwright Julia Britton. At the age of 92, you're supposed to be planning a move to the next world, not a trip to London to put on your next play. Yet this is what playwright Julia Britton is doing.
The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality inherent within this prodigiously talented and eccentric clan who've pursued their passions on the world stage.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Josh Brolin.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Jason Bateman.
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