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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Mares
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'Stellar playwright Kate Mulvany and award-winning director Leticia Cáceres, two of Australia’s most accomplished artists, evoke the visceral, blood-soaked biosphere of the Amazon warrior women of Greek mythology. [...]

'This brutal, prescient and poetic new work has the wit, wry humour and gravitas we have come to expect from Kate Mulvany. It’s a play for our times, exploring themes of power – physical, sexual and psychological – and weaving parallel narratives as it moves seamlessly through time, style and gender, galloping towards an unexpected yet inevitable climax.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Production Details

  • Commissioned by the Tasmanian Theatre Company and supported by the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation. Premiere presented by the Tasmanian Theatre Company at Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, as part of Ten Days on the Island, 22-30 March 2019.

    Director: Leticia Cáceres.

    Designers: Jill Munro and Nick Higgins.

    Cast: Sara Cooper, Jane Johnson, Melissa King, Jane Longhurst, and Ben Winspear.

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Works about this Work

Kate Mulvany’s The Mares Bristles with Energetic Feminist Storytelling Jane Woollard , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 28 March 2019;

'The Mares, a new work by playwright Kate Mulvany, was commissioned by the Tasmanian Theatre Company as a vehicle for some of Tasmania’s leading female performers. The work draws on multiple Greek myths to concoct a contemporary mythological feminist play.' (Introduction)

Kate Mulvany’s The Mares Bristles with Energetic Feminist Storytelling Jane Woollard , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 28 March 2019;

'The Mares, a new work by playwright Kate Mulvany, was commissioned by the Tasmanian Theatre Company as a vehicle for some of Tasmania’s leading female performers. The work draws on multiple Greek myths to concoct a contemporary mythological feminist play.' (Introduction)

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