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Orlando single work   drama  
Note: A reworking of Virginia Woolf 's classic, Orlando.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Orlando
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'The tale remains the same: the immortal Orlando is a young man, a hedonist and rake, a poet and lover, who awakens one day transformed into a young woman. Inspired by Chopin, astrophysics and the Great Frost of 1709, The Rabble have stripped Woolf 's Orlando down to a stark cosmological painting. Pre-Raphaelite punk.
This Orlando drifts through space instead of time, through galaxies instead of centuries, to explore the dark passages of gender, sexuality and fragmented identity. She is opposed by Queen Elizabeth, a shadowy figure who is every lover, husband and wife Orlando has ever had: manly, virginal, mysterious and powerful. Source: www.malthousetheatre.com.au/(Sighted 17/10/12).

Production Details

  • Presented by The Rabble and Malthouse Theatre in association with the 2012 Melbourne Festival at the Tower Tehatre, Malthouse Thetare, 12-27 )ctober 2012. Director: Emma Valente.

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Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Staging Queer Feminisms : Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015 Sarah French , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 14711798 2017 single work criticism

'This book examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture. It analyses selected feminist and queer performances that interrogate the cultural construction of sexuality and gender, challenge the normative trends of mainstream Australian society and culture and open up spaces for alternative representations of gender identity and sexual expression. Offering the first full-length study on sexuality and gender in Australian theatre since 2005, this book reveals a resurgence of feminist themes in independent performance and explores the intersection of feminist and queer politics. Ranging across drag, burlesque, cabaret, theatre and performance art, the book provides an accessible and engaging account of some of the most innovative, entertaining and politically subversive Australian theatrical works from the past decade.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Rabble Rouses Woolf for an Assault on the Senses Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 October 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Orlando 2012 single work drama
Rabble Rouses Woolf for an Assault on the Senses Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 October 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Orlando 2012 single work drama
y separately published work icon Staging Queer Feminisms : Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015 Sarah French , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 14711798 2017 single work criticism

'This book examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture. It analyses selected feminist and queer performances that interrogate the cultural construction of sexuality and gender, challenge the normative trends of mainstream Australian society and culture and open up spaces for alternative representations of gender identity and sexual expression. Offering the first full-length study on sexuality and gender in Australian theatre since 2005, this book reveals a resurgence of feminist themes in independent performance and explores the intersection of feminist and queer politics. Ranging across drag, burlesque, cabaret, theatre and performance art, the book provides an accessible and engaging account of some of the most innovative, entertaining and politically subversive Australian theatrical works from the past decade.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Last amended 17 Oct 2012 11:16:12
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