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The NFSA is growing a garden - of sound!
We've planted, nurtured and tended. And now the NFSA's Sound
Garden is ready for you to explore.
The Sound Garden is a unique exhibition combining sound, art
Using WiFi technology you can move through the grounds of the
NFSA listening to the sounds planted in the garden, then prune
them or even plant your own!
Visit www.nfsa.gov.au for more information.
Open weekdays 9am - 5pm
weekends/public holidays 10am - 5pm
McCoy Circuit, Acton
Freecall: 1800 067 274
As an audience member at the theatre
you're absorbed by the story the
actors are telling and the 90 minutes or
so of a show seem to speed by. But while
you're watching and taking in all the
elements of the spectacle, have you ever
wondered what's gone on in the many
months leading up to opening night; who
the puppet-masters in charge are; who
else has been involved; and how those
perfectly cast actors have been chosen?
Take Their Life: Romeo and Juliet
reimagined is the end of year production
for amateur theatre company, Canberra
Dramatics. By the time opening night
comes around, a whole 18 months will
have passed since director Trevar Alan
Chilver had the inspiration for the show.
Trevar first had the idea of re-working
William Shakespeare's original play Romeo
and Juliet a few years back, but it wasn't
until there was a lack of local plays to work
with, that he decided the time was right to
bring his idea into existence. The original
Romeo and Juliet never sat right with
Trevar, or at least the ending didn't.
"I like to refer to this production as a
bastardisation of Romeo and Juliet --- so I
will apologise profusely to Shakespeare if I
ever meet him," Trevar said good-naturedly.
The Take Their Life synopsis reads:
With her new husband Romeo banished from
the city for murdering her cousin, and her
parents baying for his blood, Juliet is desperate
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