Helen Machalias's Barren Ground speaks to Shakespeare's The Tempest

Ron Cerabona
By Ron Cerabona
August 22 2020 - 2:00pm
Helen Machalias. Picture: Shelly Higgs

First Seen 2020: Barren Ground. By Helen Machalias. Friday, September 4 at 5pm. Online via Zoom. Limited places. Bookings: thestreet.org.au.

Helen Machalias says her new play is "talking back to Shakespeare's The Tempest rather than an adaptation". It merges elements of the plot, dialogue and characters of The Tempest with contemporary reports and accounts concerning asylum seekers.

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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email: ron.cerabona@canberratimes.com.au

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