'The 2012 annual Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture "The Resonating Space" delivered by Andrew Upton discusses how theatre must evolve with our culture and live in a contemporary context.
"Theatre exists in the present," Upton emphasises. "While theatre has a profound history and ties to our shared culture, it's not a bookish history. It's more important to tell stories for today's audience than to be faithful to history. When adapting a script I choose language that speaks to our contemporary audience, but that resonates with the history of the play. Theatre is 'a monster that forgets' as Dion Boucicault wept. It is a resonating space that must be re-tuned by every generation and then played on human gut strings that link us all the way back to the caves."' Source: http://belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 03/12/2012).