Mark Wilson’s spin on Troylus and Cressida will seduce you into laughter before it grabs you by the throat. The play follows the structure of the original Shakespeare text but the four writers abandon the Elizabethan language, instead creating an incredibly current, political and necessary new work.
After three years of studying performance theory and creating works within the university campus, it was an incredibly exciting opportunity for us, a group of final year students from the Bachelor of Performing Arts, to take our work to the Coopers Malthouse Theatre’s Tower Theatre.
Whether you study another language, criminology, politics, literature, or behavioural studies within your Arts degree, “accessing another culture and world view”, as Professor Frances puts it, will ultimately open your eyes to the world beyond university, and expand your version of the real world.
This winter has begun, and had been confirmed by both meteorologists and sad university students scurrying between warm buildings, to be one of the coldest Melbourne has experienced in years. On the night of the Snow Party, temperatures in the Lemon-Scented Lawn hovered just above freezing and far below comfortable.
“We’ve always maintained that the issue is not as simple as sheer laziness…Recently though, something was bought to the attention of the MSA Education (Academic Affairs) and Disabilities and Carers department that brought this home for us and prompted us to start our new campaign, Equal Access.”