'Hamlet' and 'The Floating World'

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November 2013, no. 356

'Hamlet' and 'The Floating World'

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356

Over the past ten years, Melbourne and Sydney have experienced a revolution in the aesthetics of theatre – perhaps only the second major one since 1945. After World War II, the British helped to get us back on our cultural feet, the high point being the establishment of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1954. Along came a bunch of Poms or Pommie-minded locals to show us how to do theatre ‘properly’. The gift was well received – until a swelling group of younger locals decided to storm the fort.

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