The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys

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Literature

Helen Lehndorf spends some time with Bill Manhire's latest collection and finds a work that is philosophical, funny, and haunting.

When a poet is as fine as Bill Manhire, seven years can feel like a long wait for a new collection. However, on reading Some Things to Place in a Coffin I appreciated the time he has taken to construct this beautiful and considered book – work of this quality doesn’t...

Theatre

There’s a heckler tonight. He’s wearing a blue polar fleece and standing in his seat, animated and yelling about ballet. I can’t make out the specifics because Peter Wilson, the only performer on stage, is also talking, scuffling around behind a puppet of an old woman and trying to get past the distraction. The heckler can’t be more than four years old.

The story soon moves past ballet and the heckler...

Theatre

Kate Prior went to Auckland Theatre Company's production of Boys, directed by Eleanor Bishop and Julia Croft. But 35-year-olds aren't the target audience for the company's Here and Now Festival, so she took 15-year-olds Grace, Hattie and Grace – all students at Western Springs College.

The play interrogates and explodes Greg Mcgee's touchstone 1981 New Zealand play Foreskin's Lament, which concentrated...

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Literature
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
Theatre
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Theatre
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
Read Time: 5 mins
Helen Lehndorf spends some time with Bill Manhire'...
Literature
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
By Helen Lehndorf
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Read Time: 6 mins
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company adapts Mem Fox...
Theatre
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
By Adam Goodall
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Kate Prior went to Auckland Theatre Company's production...
Theatre
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
By Kate Prior
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
Read Time: 19 mins
Theatre
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
By Kate Prior
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
Read Time: 16 mins
This weekend ATC's Here and Now Festival opens at...
Theatre
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
By Kate Prior
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
Read Time: 10 mins
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa...
Literature
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
Read Time: 7 mins
Paekakariki, Sara Hughes, Native Collective and mental...
Whakanuia
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
By Pantograph Punch
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's XCIII
Read Time: 10 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on William Linscott's new work...
Art
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's XCIII
By Eloise Callister-Baker
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