Why Speeches Matter – a Canberra Writers Festival event

Why Speeches Matter By Rosalind Moran At one point during the Canberra Writers Festival event ‘Why Speeches Matter: Lucinda Holdforth in conversation with Charlotte Wood’, Holdforth broke off from her conversation with Wood and addressed the audience. “I don’t know how many Canberra bureaucrats are here who are across the dark arts of speechwriting…?” A confronting moment for yours truly. From the shadows of the … Continue reading Why Speeches Matter – a Canberra Writers Festival event

Metamorphosis and A Night in the Arms of Kafka: many limbs, much brilliance

Metamorphosis and A Night in the Arms of Kafka: many limbs, much brilliance By Rosalind Moran Canberra had not seen a production of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis in over 50 years. This month, however, all of that changed. The Street Theatre has just wrapped up its run of Metamorphosis, an ambitious piece of theatre adapted by Steven Berkoff from Franz Kafka’s novella. Directed by Adam Broinowski, … Continue reading Metamorphosis and A Night in the Arms of Kafka: many limbs, much brilliance