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Ian Callinan

Ian Callinan is a former justice of the High Court of Australia.

‘Reflections on a revival of the Doll’ by Ian Callinan

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
I hesitated before deciding to see Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at La Boite in Brisbane this year. Revivals, even under ideal circumstances, can be chancy. The author, Ray Lawler, had reservations about the presentation of his signature work in the round, and so did I. More than fifty years had passed since he wrote it and since I saw it performed behind a conventional proscenium arch in Brisban ... (read more)