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The Edge - Series One, Episode 13 Television (Full Length Episode) – 1993 Arts/Culture

The Edge - Series One, Episode 13

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1993 Arts/Culture

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This edition of the early 90s magazine arts show begins with a visit to Auckland's Herald Theatre to preview a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Michael Hurst and starring 16-year-old actor Sophia Hawthorne. Raybon Kan explores fatal books; author Ian Cross is interviewed and Bill Ralston reviews Cross’s latest novel (with Ralston wanting to know why all New Zealand art is "so bleak, so barren"). Film Festival director Bill Gosden previews the event's programme, and comedy group Facial DBX is interviewed ahead of the Watershed Comedy Festival.

In Romeo and Juliet the modern day cast wear Hugo Boss suits and the set is dominated by a photocopy of the interior of the Sistine Chapel.
– Presenter Mary McCallum