Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione Circe with companions of Ulysses changed into animals 1650–1651 Etching on paper, 21.8 x 31 cm (plate); 31 x 46.3 (sheet). V.B.F. Young Bequest Fund 2009. Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

In European theatre between 1500 and 1800, the figure of the witch became a performative expression of anxieties about science and the supernatural. Roaming the edges of the stage, magical figures like the witch enacted a scepticism and ambivalence towards the rapidly approaching triumph of reason across this period. Responding to artworks from 'Second Sight: Witchcraft: Ritual, Power', UQ Drama students will present original, site-specific works that bring together witches, fairies, devils, magicians and outlaws from the historical tradition of European theatre.

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Drama performances

Thu 23 May 2019 3:00pm4:00pm