Monthly Archives: May 2009

Old Ahab Drops a Tear into the Sea

If you read the Whale, if you breathe the salt-stained air, if you live by the pulpy billowing mass of the barnacled retainer wall, if you are one of that multitude of water-gazers…

Let old Orson tell you a short tale of the grand olde, good olde, grande olde whale

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Gregory Peck as Ahab…

Come Starbuck, let me look into another man’s eye…

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Musings on the Whale

The Postmodern Sublime?

The Postmodern Sublime?

Thanks to Mr Curly for composing this excellent selection of thoughts on The Whale (in literature and elsewhere – in reality first and foremost).

To seek out the palsied leper who paints like the absolute harot…

From Hell’s heart I salute thee.

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Blazer and Jeans Revival

Hello

I know that many of you already know about our recent article in the Age.

But we felt it was important to point out that the photograph taken of David (see below) is part of a wider, more significant social movement, above and beyond Melbourne theatre.

The blazer and jeans look is back!  And this time it’s here to stay!

The Preston Tram Depot - Where Connex rests

The Preston Tram Depot - Where Connex rests

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BATBYGOBSTOPL

For those of you who have woken up in the middle of the eldricth night – shrieking

BATBYGOBSTOPL!!!

and not knowing what it means…

You now have an explanation.  Behold the glory!

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2nd Review Out – In the Age

This strange bunch were found awaiting the 86 to Bundoora!

This strange bunch were found awaiting the 86 to Bundoora!

A glowing review for Melburnalia No. 2 appeared in today’s Age.

We are really stoked to see that the response to the show’s concept and particularly the hard slog of commissioning, dramaturging and producing new writing is getting credit.

Check it out at the Age website.

Aaargh!

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Animal Rights Law

Factory Farming

A topic close to my heart since I wrote my Law Thesis on International Law & Whaling.

I just listened to an amazing guy – Bruce Wagman – who works full time as an Animal Lawyer in a top tier San Francisco law firm. Can you imagine there being a full-time animal lawyer in an Australian firm? I don’t think so.

He’s been brought out here to raise awareness about Animal Law as an emerging field and to highlight the horrors of factory farming and the lunacy of animals (living creatures) having no legal status. They are legally INVISIBLE.

Check it out:

http://www.voiceless.org.au/

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