In Manus, theatre delivers home truths that can’t be dodged

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How to review a play whose relationship with matters of fact is so serious and politically culpable it overwhelms the critical distinctions that might normally be used to judge it?

  • Julian Meyrick
  • The Conversation

Where is Stanislavski’s “magic if” (if I were a refugee locked up for six years by the Australian government …)?

What are the “given circumstances” (near-drowning at sea, a sun-beaten island at the end of the earth)?

Or the “inciting incident” (political oppression, military destruction, despair on an epic scale)?

We might ask is the…

Does the piece make appropriate use of contemporary staging techniques in portraying, say, how a…

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