A Room of One's Own review – Belvoir's wickedly funny and feminist return to the theatre
Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney
Anita Hegh’s performance for this cliff-notes take on Virginia Woolf’s classic essay marinated for six months in lockdown – and it shows
The best aspect of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated 1929 essay is not its oft-quoted declaration that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”. Despite being as true now as it was then the delight to be found in A Room Of One’s Own is less in its ends, or declarations, and more in Woolf’s perambulating journey towards them.
“I am going to develop in your presence as fully and freely as I can the train of thought which led me to [this opinion],” she wrote. Only her thoughts are nothing like a train. They seem spun before us as we read, materialising like the dewy lacework of a spiderweb at dawn, and relayed with such immediacy that you are taken into her whirring mind on that October day in London when “the river reflected whatever it chose of sky and bridge and burning tree”.Continue reading...