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Exhibition: Scholarly Discovery 2016: Researching in Special Collections

Date/Time: Monday, 6 February 2017 - Sunday, 9 April 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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This exhibition showcases the contributions of Rare Books & Special Collections to learning and research throughout 2016. We have supported undergraduate students with assignments, researchers with source materials and creative projects with inspirational works. We have also responded to queries from interstate and international researchers ranging from Broome to Russia, and supplied resources to exhibitions from Springfield (Adelaide) to Edinburgh (Scotland), while our digitised items continue to disseminate our unique holdings throughout the world.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin, Email:, Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224


A student production of MEDEA by Seneca

Date/Time: Thursday, 6 April 2017 - Friday, 7 April 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Little Theatre, The Cloisters, North Terrace Campus

Cost: $15

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A woman's thirst for vengeance is a bloody tragedy!

Abandoned by her husband and exiled from her family and home, it seems everyone is intent on destroying Medea's life. Will she simply submit to these assaults on her life and her decency? Or will she take matters into her own hands?

Seneca's 'Medea' offers a dark, haunting glimpse of dysfunctional family relationships, the limits of personal morality and the chilling consequences of anger.

Is Medea just a woman scorned? Or does she have every right to seek revenge on the oppressive forces that seek to destroy her world?

Director and translator Alex Antoniou graduated from the University of Adelaide with First Class Hons. in Classics. Passionate about Roman drama, religion and society, he is currently completing his M.Phil in Roman History.

Alex said "Medea not only offers a young female actor the chance to play one of the most iconic roles in dramatic history, but it also proves that the Classics are not bygone relics of the distant past, but fresh, terrifying and, in this case, bloody stories that will always be relevant."

Cast: Melanie Archer, Robert Baulderstone, Annabel Bramley, Alexandra Burgess, Zachary Carter, Ryan Casey, Divya Daryanani, Eilish Devlin, Apoorv Jaiswal, Abbey Oakey & Michelle Roylance.

"What joy! Tearing off my brother's head, what joy, slicing his limbs and
robbing my father of his sacred spoils"

Two performances only - Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April, 7.30PM

Contact: Melanie Hibberd, Email:, Website:, Administrator, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Business: +61 8313 5999, Fax: 8313 5019