Theatre

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.

Naxos/Broadway Theatre Archive, 1973

It’s a wonderful world; so many videos to enjoy, here or there!

October 16, 2015

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Television, Theatre:

Some more great performances and documentaries courtesy of our video streaming services, not to mention a flashmob Choral Symphony to bring a tear to the eye.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

May 9, 2014

Arts, Film, Performing Arts, Theatre:

William Shakespeare isn’t looking too bad for 450……. Henry IV, parts 1 & 2: Shakespeare’s Globe To many people the plays Henry IV  and Henry V hold a special place… Read More ›

Claude-Michel Schönberg visits the Library

Claude-Michel Schönberg visits the Library

October 8, 2013

Arts, Musicals, Theatre:

On Tuesday 15 October, 2013,  the State Library held an exclusive event featuring multi-award winning composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, speaking to Julia Zemiro. As a Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and… Read More ›

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

April 30, 2013

Arts, Performing Arts, Theatre:

As you like it : a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday May 1 in… Read More ›

Arts on Film:  Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

Arts on Film: Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

August 14, 2012

Arts, Musicals, Theatre:

Hey Mr Producer : the musical world of Cameron MacKintosh! is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday August 14 in Arts. This… Read More ›

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

May 22, 2012

Arts, Theatre:

Romeo & Juliet : a play in five acts by William Shakespeare is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 23 May in… Read More ›

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

May 14, 2012

Arts, Musicals, New books, Performing Arts, Theatre:

We used to call them “open access” collections, but they have been transformed into the far more appealing “browsing shelves”; a pleasant notion which carries with it the possibility of… Read More ›

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

April 24, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Painting, Popular music, Theatre:

A mixed bag of new books in Arts; could you ask for anything more? Florence Young and the golden years of Australian musical theatre by Frank Van Straten When I… Read More ›