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Doing justice to a remarkable play

Andrew Bovell's play 'When the rain stops falling' opens with a fish falling out of the sky - in Alice Springs! Come behind the scenes with the director, actors, and set and costume designers as they talk about their roles in the Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of this internationally celebrated play. ...

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Tim Winton from page to stage

Come along to early rehearsals Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of Tim Winton's play 'Rising water'. Hear the playwright, director, composer and actors offer their perspectives on how the play will be interpreted, developed and staged. Winton celebrates the collaborative nature of play making - how bodies, ...

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Silly, naughty - and Shakespeare!

Join early rehearsals of Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Meet the director, actors, set designer and costume designer of a contemporary production. Watch actors do a read-through and describe ways that they establish character and work as part of a comedic ...

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'Mask goddess' costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a performance costume worn in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Designed by Jenny Kee, it is a black polyester kaftan that has been hand-painted in white paint with a concentric line image suggestive of a mask. The model wears a black felted fabric hat with white cord trim and a black-and-white ...

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'Japanese girl' costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a stylised Japanese performance costume that was worn in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Designed by Lisa Ho, it consists of a flesh-coloured leotard and extended, extra-wide trousers, on which are hand-painted green carp, and red and yellow flowers. The mannequin wears a geisha-style wig, ...

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'Rainbow circle' costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a performance costume that was worn in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Designed by Jenny Kee, the costume features a huge circular skirt and headdress made from feathers and sequins and a tight-fitting, boned bodice covered with sequinned fabric and red maribou feather trim. The skirt is held ...

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'Spiral lady' costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a performance costume that was worn in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Designed by Norma Moriceau, it consists of a long straight sleeveless skirt and bodice, covered in green sequins. Over the top of this skirt and bodice is a long strip of green reflective non-woven material that has been ...

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Crocodile costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a crocodile costume designed by John King for use in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It has been designed to make the crocodile look as if it is standing on its hind legs. The costume, which covers the wearer completely, consists of a green stretch fabric bodysuit and a crocodile-head mask, ...

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Fish costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a performance costume, designed by Dan Potra and worn in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, in the form of a stylised fluorescent pink fish worn over a dark bodysuit that resembles a diver's wetsuit. The main costume is in two parts, suspended by a harness over the shoulders of the performer ...

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'Lizzie' costume, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

This is an adult-size costume that was designed and made in 1997 to represent the official mascot for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, a frill-necked lizard named 'Lizzie'. The costume, which comprises a head, body, feet and gloves, is an ochre colour, with green diamond shapes on its tail to represent the scales of the ...

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'While there is still time', 1943 - part 8 of 11

This is an excerpt taken from a dramatised 1943 black-and-white war propaganda film titled 'While there is still time', which was made to persuade Australians at home to work and save for the war effort. This excerpt shows a group of Australian soldiers in a war trench in Libya. One of them is Jim, the boyfriend of the ...

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'While there is still time', 1943 - part 9 of 11

This is an excerpt taken from a dramatised 1943 black-and-white war propaganda film titled 'While there is still time', which was made to persuade Australians at home to work and save for the war effort. This excerpt shows a trench in Libya. One soldier, Larry, reads a letter to the injured Jim from Jim's girlfriend, Gracie ...

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Opera costume worn by Nellie Melba, c1910

This is a velvet, silk, cotton and leather opera costume dress, once worn by Dame Nellie Melba. Created by an unknown maker in about 1910 and measuring 132.0 cm (height) x 44.0 cm (width) this mannequin-mounted costume is a deep-fawn full-length dress that has a square neck edged with black velvet and thin piping of cream ...

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It's Ruth, 1992: King Oedipus

This clip cuts between black-and-white footage, taken in 1970, of actor Ruth Cracknell rehearsing a production of the Greek tragedy 'King Oedipus' and a 1992 interview with Cracknell in which she talks about the play and working with acclaimed theatre director Sir Tyrone Guthrie. Cracknell comments that, by taking the role ...

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Vietcong underground bunker-and-tunnel system, 1969

This colour photograph shows a member of the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR) squatting in a small jungle clearing, pointing the barrel of his rifle into the darkness of an enemy underground bunker in South Vietnam. The soil around the bunker is slightly raised and compressed, and to the left several logs ...