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MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes directs a dramatic reading of Henry James’s classic gothic thriller, The Turn of the Screw, brought to life by Laurence Boxhall, Marg Downey, Robert Menzies and Katherine Tonkin, with a sound design by Clemence Williams.
James’s iconic ghost story centres on an unnamed governess who takes a job at Bly, the country estate where her new employer’s niece and nephew live following the death of their parents. Life at Bly with the children seems idyllic at first, but the governess grows increasingly worried for the safety of her charges when she begins to see the spectral figures of two former employees, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel, haunting the grounds.
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Thank you for tuning into MTC Audio Lab. The third and final instalment of The Turn of the Screw will be available from Friday 14 August.
While we're offstage, we begin this new initiative by experimenting with non-fiction texts and poetry in Great Australian Speeches, recreating chilling ghost stories in a dramatic reading of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and will be exploring audio plays when we can return to the studio.
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Cast & Creative
- MTC Now
- The Turn of the Screw
- Marg Downey
- MTC Audio Lab
- Sarah Goodes
- Robert Menzies
- Laurence Boxhall
- Katherine Tonkin
- Clemence Williams
Published on 7 August 2020