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June 5, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Storytellers

Seven Stories takes its lead from writer and journalist Christopher Booker’s 2004 book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories. The theory is that all the stories of the world, from fairytales to grand opera, can be reduced to seven basic plots, namely, … Continue reading

January 8, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Decoding the stars

Biographica Sydney Chamber Opera / Ensemble OffSpring Carriageworks, 7 January 2017 The life of scholar Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576) is an impossible tale. Obsession. Delusion. Murder. Betrayal. Invention. No one medium could do hope to do justice to the complexity of … Continue reading