The trouble with adaptations

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The debate about adaptations of classics in Australian theatre is just another example of the cultural cringe

I was at an opening night last week. A friend of mine, Jessi Lewis, was presenting his new performance work, Shattered, in a fashionable loft space in Melbourne's Little Lonsdale Street. (Disclosure: I helped Lewis out with ideas in the script). Lewis had written and devised the work himself, with the help of some fine collaborators, such as director Yvonne Virsik and choreographer Tony Yap.

Ben Eltham

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