Cultural Dissent

By Debra Wirth Women of Sand and Myrrh By Hanan al-Shaykh Translated by Catherine Cobham Allen & Unwin. 280pp. $14.95 Reviewed by Debra Wirth Four women, whose lives cross at different stages and places, are the narrators of this book.

By Rod Webb Opera in Italy involves more than music. ROD WEBB reports from Milan. It's 8.15 on the morning of the second 1991 performance of La Scala's favourite opera, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. I have scored sixth place in the queue — la

By Angela Matheson Happy Days By Samuel Beckett Director Simon Phillips Designer Mary Moore With Ruth Cracknell and Allan Penney Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Theatre Reviewed by Angela Matheson Buried to the waist in sand, Ruth

By Steve Painter Fading Loyalties. The Australian Labor Party and the working class By Andrew Scott Pluto Press. 1991. 74 pp. $6.95 Reviewed by Steve Painter Andrew Scott makes a useful contribution to discussion of the Labor Party, starting

By Tracy Sorenson State of the World 1991 A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society Project director Lester R. Brown New York, Sydney: W.W. Norton/Allen and Unwin, 1991. 254 pp., $19.95 pb Reviewed by Tracy

By Jacqui Kavanagh Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens with the Makgona Tshole Band in concert Mbaqanga album released by SBS records Reviewed by Jacqui Kavanagh After 27 years of dominating the South African music scene, Mahlathini and the

By Angela Matheson King Lear Sydney Theatre Company Staged by Philip Parsons, Wayne Harrison and John Senczuk Reviewed by Angela Matheson Does the Sydney Theatre Company believe that King Lear was meant to be a comedy? Or did it have some

By Rod Webb Buzz By Warren Coleman and Tyler Coppin Directed by Tyler Coppin Designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace With Warren Coleman and Tyler Coppin Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, until July 7. Reviewed by Rod Webb Back in 1969

By Tracy Sorenson The journalist and the murderer By Janet Malcolm Bloomsbury. 1991. 163 pp. Paperback $17.95 Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen "Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that

Fax me a prayer em = By Willy Bach Lord We beseech thee Let Alan Bond Recover from His present troubles So that my BM shares Will steadily rise Above the four cents I paid for them Back in July And Lord We pray that BHP Will be able to

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