Scacchi shines, alone

Issue 

Strindberg's Miss Julie is a play with high stakes — it hinges on issues of sex and class. For the forbidden affair between aristocratic Miss Julie and servant Jean to be psychologically convincing, there must be passion. Greta Scacchi, as Miss Julie, manages to deliver the goods. First superior and aloof, then seductive and subservient, she plays compellingly both Julie's desire for the trappings of her class and her need to escape the stifling role it assigns her. The Sydney Theatre Company production at the Wharf Theatre is worth seeing because of, and only because of, Scacchi. The direction, set and other actors are dreadful. — Martha Stone.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE PASCOE: The Climate Emergency & Indigenous Land Practice

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER ♦ 4PM ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC ♦ 3:30PM SA ♦ 3PM Qld ♦ 2:30PM NT ♦ 1PM WA

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