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The Photo


Lewis, R, The Photo, CentrStage Theatre/UTAS, Annexe Theatre, Launceston (2013) [Other Exhibition]

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The Photo was a major milestone for CentrStage as it was the first premiere written by an internationally renowned playwright, Stephen Sewell. This was CentrStage’s first Sewell production since the company’s inception back in 1990. What made The Photo compelling and extremely pertinent are the relevant themes that are significant in our day and age. Themes such as censorship, freedom of speech, cultural identity and the suppression and questioning of ‘the truth’ resonate throughout the play. Sewell relates the birth of this new work to the controversy that surrounded the 2008 Bill Henson artwork that contained images of naked children, and wrote The Photo as a response to the narrative that developed.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:Theatre, Stephen Sewell, The Photo
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Drama, theatre and performance studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Lewis, R (Dr Robert Lewis)
ID Code:85858
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2013-08-09
Last Modified:2018-02-06

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