Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

16 ENTRIES Alison Croggon is a Melbourne poet, novelist, librettist and critic. 



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Culture

The desertification of Australian culture

How the diminishing government support for the arts is taking its toll

Image from ‘Watt’

Culture

‘Watt’ at the Melbourne International Arts Festival

Beckett’s knotty novel is masterfully interpreted for stage by Barry McGovern

Image of Daniel Monks as Joseph Merrick

Culture

Looking for Joseph Merrick

Malthouse Theatre’s ‘The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man’ runs the risk of erasing its protagonist

Image of The Rabble’s ‘Special’

Culture

A crucible of memory

La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50

In revolt

Culture

In revolt

Malthouse Theatre’s ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ is an exciting but nihilistic condemnation of how contemporary feminism has been derailed

The highs and lows of Shakespeare

Culture

The highs and lows of Shakespeare

‘Macbeth’ at Melbourne Theatre Company attempts to draw on the tension between high and low art

A play on words

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A play on words

Fraught Outfit’s ‘Book of Exodus: Part I’ explores the written word in a realm beyond language

Young adults

Culture

Young adults

‘The Gulf’ explores the family dynamics of abuse and its effects on children

Deconstructive criticism

Culture

Deconstructive criticism

‘Wild Bore’ at the Malthouse Theatre is an irreverent criticism of criticism itself

Shadowplay

Culture

Shadowplay

Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of ‘Away’ explores the shadows of Gow’s sunny and much-loved text

Theatre for grown-ups

Culture

Theatre for grown-ups

‘Joan’, created by Kate Davis and Emma Valente, is sensory, shapeshifting theatre at its very best

Image of Pichet Klunchun’s Dancing with Death

Culture

A necessary shift

The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture

Image of Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm

Culture

Culture crisis

The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia

Black Friday

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Black Friday

The latest round of Australia Council funding is the culmination of years of cuts and mismanagement of arts funding

'Persona', Fraught Outfit, 2012. © Pia Johnson

The Best of Australian Theatre 2012

Like every dynamic cultural form, Australian theatre is cyclic. The mid to late 2000s experienced a massive surge of energy as productions by young independent theatre companies such as the Hayloft Project, The Black Lung Theatre and Sydney-based My Darling …

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