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Robert Reid

Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a freelance playwright, critic, and historian. Their plays have been produced by Melbourne Theatre Company and Black Swan Theatre Company. They have a PhD in Australian theatre history and were a co-founder of Witness Performance.

‘King Lear’: Evelyn Krape’s Lear returns to fortyfivedownstairs

ABR Arts 02 August 2021
A solid wooden desk at centre stage is bracketed by two more placed behind it. A whiteboard is off to one side, and a pile of broken office chairs rises on a tiered platform, suggesting a throne. The rollers from five swivel chairs hang threateningly over the actors’ heads. As the audience is seated, actors in dour business suits enter and exit, checking papers with a sense of subdued activity a ... (read more)