Revelation. "Bare" by Toa Fraser. Madeleine Sami and Ian Hughes. [review]
Bramwell, Murray Ross
Bare is an odd title for a stage work as richly arrayed as this. It is certainly unadorned - a two hander for actors who perform with minimal lighting and two chairs. But its language, narrative complexity and emotional energy mark this suite of twenty four monologues as impressive. Fraser, who describes himself as “half- English and half -Fijian, has said of Bare- “It is intended as a celebration of language, and most particularly the English language as it exists in New Zealand.”
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Bramwell, Murray 2000. Revelation. Review of "Bare" by Toa Fraser. 'The Adelaide Review', December, no.207, 39.