Setting the stage for theatre's dramatic revival

By Peter Wilkins
December 17 2021 - 1:30pm
The return of The Wharf Revue delighted Canberra audiences with its hilarious political satire. Picture: Karleen Minney

Theatre is nothing if not resilient. For centuries the theatre has survived war, dictatorship, oppression and censorship. Though threatened by the predominant emergence and popular appeal of film and television, the theatre thrived and proved beyond doubt that live theatre occupied a special place in a society's cultural experience. However, theatre faced its greatest challenge during the pandemic when lockdowns forced venues to close and artists to survive as best they could by other means.

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