The Australian Shakespeare Company’s productions at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens are always an enjoyable experience, having a very high baseline with picturesque surroundings, evening melting into night, quality texts and highly skilled performers and creatives. One of this season’s offerings is Macbeth, a dark and violent tragedy filled with prophesy, bloodshed, and ruthless ambition, perfectlyContinue reading “Macbeth”

The Winter’s Tale

Hong Kong leader Leontes has a falling out with his old friend, the Australian politician Polixenes, over suspicions of his involvement with Leontes’ wife, Hermione. Jealous and unrestrained, Leontes goes on a bridge-burning frenzy – alienating friends, deserting his newborn, and even causing the death of his innocent wife. He ends up falling into aContinue reading “The Winter’s Tale”