Specula single work   drama   radio play  
  • Author: Alison Croggon http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/croggon-alison
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Specula is a play for two voices and music by poet, playwright and drama critic Alison Croggan [sic]. A man hears the voices of angels, and is obsessed with medieval women mystics and the discernment of witchcraft.

'His long-suffering wife tries to keep him focused in everyday reality. On another level which is perhaps his mind or perhaps the past, the man acts as inquisitor to the woman: she is imprisoned [and] tormented by the man. The man reaches out to her in tenderness, but she has walled herself in to shut out her pain. The poetic, the mystical, sexual and psychological are intertwined in this powerful portrayal of an intimate human relationship.'

Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/stories/2006/1716169.htm
Sighted: 29 August 2006


  • 2006 ABC Radio National production included original music by Sam Mallet.

Production Details

  • Produced on ABC Radio National's Airplay on 27 August 2006.

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Last amended 29 Aug 2006