Zindzi Okenyo, who plays Beatrice, and director James Evans talk about gender dynamics and Elizabethan slang ahead of Bell Shakespeare's new production of the comedy.
Steve Dow is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer who covers stage screen, music and visual arts. His work appears regularly in The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, Audrey Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Art Guide Australia as well as in Limelight.
Articles by Steve Dow
A new musical looks into the life of game show host Adriana Xenides.
Garry Stewart has his sights set on creating a pre-eminent arts event with the Adelaide Dance Festival.
Simon Russell Beale is widely regarded as the finest stage actor of his generation. Ahead of The Death of Stalin, Steve Dow sat down with Beale to discuss his role as sinister NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria.
Steve Dow takes a look at initiatives to create work inclusive of artists with a disability. But are fear, a lack of understanding and insufficient funding holding us back?
Currently playing Richard III in Melbourne, the Australian actor's new play about the Russian mystic is showing in Sydney.
The complexities of China and America explored with compelling energy and dramatic dexterity.
Will’s female roles were originally written for men. So what does his writing for women tell us about the man? This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now
★★★½☆ Miller’s breakthrough play still lands a devastating blow nearly 70 years after its Broadway premiere.
★★★½☆ Australian classic on stolen generations gets fresh look with sprite in its step.
★★★½☆ New Australian play from Brookman is entertainingly insightful about the country’s diminishing returns.
★★★★½ Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece of science and reasoning wrapped in comedy and mystery and worthy of repeat visits.
★★★★½ Finely realised stagecraft, an ensemble on form and a story that invites all Australians to reflect.