Event Venus and Adonis
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Venue Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
First Date 18 March 2009
Last Date 22 March 2009
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description In this sparkling new response to Shakespeare's most popular poem, Venus is a woman with a past who is having trouble with her future. Directed by Bell Shakespeare's Associate Director, Marion Potts, Venus & Adonis premiered at the CUB Malthouse in 2008. Melissa Madden Gray and Susan Prior portray a Hydra-headed Venus who is ardent, wilful, wanton, terrifying but also wondering where the hell she's heading. Desire is only half of the story.
Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Poetry
Adaptation
Subjects Love
Relationships
Sexuality
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Melissa Madden Gray Actor
Susan Prior Actor
Andree Greenwell Composer
Anna Tregloan Designer
Marion Potts Director
Maryanne Lynch Dramaturg
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Felicity Clark Musician
Michael Sheridan Musician
Bree Van Reyk Musician
William Shakespeare Playwright
- Ovid Poet
David Franzke Sound Designer
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Adaptation of William Shakespeare's 1593 adaptation of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses.
Data Source
Source Description
Web
Event Identifier 104588