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Victorian Opera presents a 13th century liturgical drama, The Play of Daniel as part of the State Library of Victoria's Love and Devotion: from Persia and Beyond exhibition. In the second part of the Two Part series, we chatted to co-curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson about Persian arts, culture and the astonishing manuscripts.
"Anne does go for the good looking bad boy," Tiffany Speight confides in a break between rehearsals of The Rake's Progress, "but there's a lot more to it than that." Tiffany explains that Anne is a woman very aware of her responsibilities to her father, who also constantly struggles to look after the man she is in love with, despite Tom Rakewell's spectacular fall from grace. "She's somewhere between completely understandable and completely frustrating," Tiffany says, describing the way Anne never gives up on Tom , forgives all of his treacheries and nurses him in her arms in the heartbreaking final scene of the opera.
Will Anne Trulove's shoes dry in time for the opening of The Rake's Progress this Saturday??
The State Library of Victoria opens its exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond today. In the first part of the Two Part series, we chatted to co-curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson about the exhibtion, what audiences can expect and the stories behind the Persian manuscripts.
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