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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra announces 2021 Season featuring Pamela Rabe

Pamela will be the narrator next year again for Melody Eötvös’s Ruler of the Hive:

The season doesn’t just showcase brand new works, it also features recent compositions – like Melody Eötvös’s Ruler of the Hive, which will see narrator Pamela Rabe join with the MSO in a concert conducted by Johannes Fritzsch – as well as established works, such as Ross Edwards’ Bird Spirit Dream, and neglected classics like Margaret Sutherland’s Violin Concerto, which Concertmaster Sophie Rowell performs in March alongside Ravel and Mendelssohn.

Source: limelightmagazine.com.au

Click here to listen to the 2018 version

Pamela Rabe in Melody Eötvös’ Ruler of the Hive

Pamela Rabe and Nadine Garner | Photograph 51 Interview

Photograph 51 interview with Pamela Rabe and Nadine Garner

The woman who was cheated of DNA glory goes deeper for Pamela Rabe

It can be mesmerising to see the beauty of what is known, rather unimaginatively, as Photo 51. The photo – resembling a monochrome, mandala-like artwork – was crucial to the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is also a pivot around which Anna Ziegler’s 2008 play Photograph 51 revolves.

At one point the central character, English scientist Dr Rosalind Franklin, stands with the photo in front of her face, staring into its mysteries and potential revelations. Well might we all: as Pamela Rabe notes, this photo is about the secret of life – and the play, which Rabe is directing for the Melbourne Theatre Company, explores that secret at both the scientific and more personal, philosophical level.

The photo, taken in 1952 as part of Franklin’s investigations, is an X-ray “diffraction image” of crystallised DNA. It was vital evidence to identify the structure of DNA – but, in what remains a controversy, Photo 51 was shown without Franklin’s knowledge to another scientist.
The 1962 Nobel prize for medicine went to James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin’s colleague, Maurice Wilkins – the man who had shared the photo. The three men – and the play tells us a lot about men of those days – used the image to develop their prize-winning chemical model of DNA while Franklin, with quiet, professional dedication, had unknowingly persevered with her own meticulous work on the problem.

Pamela Rabe and Nadine Garner during a break in rehearsals. Photo: Eddie JimPamela Rabe and Nadine Garner during a break in rehearsals. Photo: Eddie Jim

Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958 when she was 37 – five years after Crick, Watson and Wilkins published their findings in Nature, and four years before they received the Nobel. In the play, these men and two others convene with Franklin to discuss “her place in history”. In one unbroken, energetic act, the play slips between locations and scenes; our imaginations conjure the worlds evoked by the words, especially Franklin’s. Read More

Backstage with Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving

Backstage with Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving

Join Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving backstage as they take a moment to reflect before hitting the stage as Big Daddy and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. From their admiration for Tennessee Williams to their observations of each other, it’s a window into the work of two STC stalwarts.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof closes 8 Jun. Tickets → http://bit.ly/STCCat

Backstage with Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving

Join Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving backstage as they take a moment to reflect before hitting the stage as Big Daddy and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. From their admiration for Tennessee Williams to their observations of each other, it's a window into the work of two STC stalwarts. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof closes 8 Jun. Tickets → http://bit.ly/STCCat

Gepostet von Sydney Theatre Company am Montag, 27. Mai 2019

 

Source: Sydney Theatre Company (Facebook)

Pamela Rabe in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Opening Night

Daniel Boud took some great photos from the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opening night last Friday. Seems like Pam got some extra padding 😉

Pamela Rabe in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Photo by Daniel Boud / STC

Here are some more photos of the production:

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof


Photos by lyridsmc and Daniel Boud

An incomparable cast gather for this boozy, sultry furore of Southern fireworks. Hugo Weaving will be at his magnetic best as the commanding patriarch. The transcendent Pamela Rabe returns as Big Mama following her Helpmann Award-winning performance in The Children. Harry Greenwood (Cloud Nine) brings fresh brilliance to the stratified role of Brick and Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon) will give us an unmissable Maggie the Cat. -STC | Get your tickets here!

Pamela Rabe in A Room of One's Own (2000)

Pamela Rabe in A Room of One’s Own (Shawn Festival 2000)

Got a message today from the sweet Amy Johnson (you might know her from her Wentworth: Code Black FB group). She has kindly provided scans of her “A Room of One’s Own” booklet for my site. Thank you hun! These pics are gorgous! Much love to you!

A Room Of One’s Own (2000) Booklet


Pamela Rabe in A Room of One’s Own | Scans by Amy Johnson

 

Pamela Rabe in The Dance of Death

Sad News: Toby Schmitz cracked Pamela Rabe’s rib

EDIT 18/11: Pamela is ok (no broken rib) and is back on stage tonight! Thanks to Belinda Dyer for letting us know 🙌🏼❤️🙌🏼


Elissa Blake tweeted that “The Dance of Death” was cancelled tonight at the Belvoir St Theatre because Toby Schmitz (who plays Kurt) accidentally cracked Pamela Rabe’s rib on stage.
Wishing her a speedy recovery and hugs ♥️😢 You’re loved, Pam!

 

Toby Schmitz cracked Pamela Rabe's ribPhoto by Don Arnold/Getty

The Dance of Death Rehearsal Photos

The BelvoirST uploaded some beautiful rehearsal photos (24/10/2018) of Pamela Rabe, Colin Friels and Toby Schmitz  for The Dance of Death  which starts on the 10th of November.

Pamela Rabe | Dance of Death RehearsalsClick above fore more images


There were also some new Pam photos posted on Instagram and Twitter during the last few days. She’s such a sweetheart!

Credit from left to right:
1 sajawazzii: When the freak drops by work. @wentworthonfoxtel @wentworthshowcase #pamelarabe #joanferguson #thefreak #nicelady!
2 catherinecoxy: Life COMPLETE!!! Love Wentworth and met ‘The Freak’ (aka Joan Ferguson) at the airport this morning 🙌 Pamela Rabe, such a good sport!
3 shareenaclanton: I ran into this gorgeous woman yesterday…A wonderful night of laughter and yarns. Love you Pam. X 
4 Ves: A fan pic of when #PamelaRabe was in Tassie! Credit to Dani.
5 + 6 Ves: Some fan pics of #PamelaRabe from when she was in the UK earlier this year. Credit to Roselyn.

Pamela Rabe | The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie section got an update

I’ve added more info and photos from “The Glass Menagarie” in the Theatre section

A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apartalong with the dreams that had given them some ragmented substance. Amanda Wingfield is a single mother played by the great Pamela Rabe. Her son Tom, (Luke Mullins) is an aspiring poet who works in a warehouse, her daughter Laura is studying to become a secretary. They live in a small apartment pent up with fantasies and urges, rage and wounded tenderness. It is not a magnificent existence, but each has one true idea for a better life. Enter the Gentleman Caller …

Pamela Rabe in The Glass MenagerieClick on the picture above for more info