Epiphany: 'Becoming Electra' by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

As a teenager, I was a Greek tragedy tragic. While my friends had crushes on George Michael and Boy George (in retrospect, not the most promis­ing objects of desire), I was crushing on Sophocles. It was 1983: shaggy perms, rolled-down leg warmers, cheap syn­thetic leggings, winklepickers, and a school Portakabin that reeked of fumes from the paraffin heater. It was a miserable Tuesday in January, with nothing but three more months of winter and a new set text to look forward to. The text was Sophocles’ Electra.

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Epiphany: 'A Night at the Opera' by Deborah Cheetham

Deborah Cheetham
Tuesday, 23 July 2019

It’s such a vivid memory. I’m sitting in the carriage of a train, travelling from Caringbah to Oatley. It’s a Saturday afternoon late in January and I am returning home after a morning of competition tennis ...

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Epiphany: 'Braving Glyndebourne' by Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer
Thursday, 23 May 2019
It was during the still relatively tentative explorations I was making into the world of international arts festival direction that I swallowed hard and made my first visit to Glyndebourne. I had lived in London throughout the 1980s, had performed there many times in various venues from the National to the Drill Hall to Wyndham’s in the West End ... ... (read more)