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Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio National

Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.

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Othello adaptation tackles racism and sexual violence

April 29th, 2015

Episode 376 of 1440 episodes

Western Edge Youth Arts is staging a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, set in a rat-infested boxing gym in Melbourne. All six of the actors performing in the play are from culturally diverse backgrounds, and their take on the Shakespearean classic tackles racism and violence against women.

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