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Whores and Weeping Women single work   musical theatre   - 60 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Whores and Weeping Women
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'A cabaret of Shakespearean proportions.

'A maelstrom of archetypal ancestry, this irreverent mash-up of contemporary music and Shakespearean text follows the weakest of Shakespeare’s heroines to their dramatic demise. Our contemporary role models are rock stars, but in Shakespeare’s time the Queens were tweeting selfies just the same.

'Find out what happens when Shakespeare’s misfortunate maidens are revealed through the music of Amy Winehouse, Rhianna, Florence + The Machine and then some…

'As Ophelia so deftly put it: Oh, woe is me, to have seen what I have seen, see what I see…' (Source: http://www.littlebirdytix.com/event/whores-and-weeping-women/ )

Production Details

  • Performed at the Butterfly Club, Melbourne: 19-24 November 2013.

    Written and performed by Carla Kissane

    Directed by Andrew Blackman

    Musically directed and featuring Andrew Patterson

    Costumes by Zoë Felice

    Photography triggerpoint photography

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Works about this Work

Tame or Otherwise, the Bard's Women Shine Stephen A. Russell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 November 2013; (p. 16)

— Review of Whores and Weeping Women Carla Kissane , 2003 single work musical theatre
Bard Heroines in Mash-Up Andrew Fuhrmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Whores and Weeping Women Carla Kissane , 2003 single work musical theatre
Bard Heroines in Mash-Up Andrew Fuhrmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Whores and Weeping Women Carla Kissane , 2003 single work musical theatre
Tame or Otherwise, the Bard's Women Shine Stephen A. Russell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 November 2013; (p. 16)

— Review of Whores and Weeping Women Carla Kissane , 2003 single work musical theatre
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