Society and culture

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Magic and Society: Zubrzycki’s Empire of Enchantment

By Surya Matondkar

Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic John Zubrzycki On the surface, John Zubrzycki’s Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic is just that: a story of magic. Painstakingly researched and beautifully pieced together, it presents to the reader the glorious history of a culture that embraced and revelled in the beauty of […]

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Workers Remembered: A review of The Bridge

By Maria Griffin

On the day I see The Bridge, at the Substation in Newport, there’s a State election in Victoria. I hadn’t planned it that way, but by election day, I’m glad to be seeing some theatre with its roots in the social realist Melbourne Workers Theatre, a (now-defunct) company that formed in Melbourne in 1987 out […]