Clarke serves up a winner

Kiwi comedian and trans-Tasman icon, John Clarke, talks about his latest book, The Tournament. Clarke admits that his satirical account of a tennis tournament played by artistic and academic legends of the 20th century is perhaps “too elitist and quirky” to sell well outside his established Australasian fan-base. Still, he says, “it is really rewarding if people like it, if anyone laughs, or gets it, or is engaged by those kinds of ideas. It’s a wonderful fairground ride for me.”


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Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Wellington-born stage and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson is celebrated in a new book by renowned Melbourne dance writer, curator and historian Michelle Potter. Fredrikson, who was born in 1940, took art classes…