Texts in the City: Cosi

Texts in the City: Cosi

Respected stage and screen actor Barry Otto joins Tony Wilson in this fifth Texts in the City session, this time looking at Louis Nowra’s Così.

Drawing on Otto’s experience of playing colourful manic-depressive character Roy, the discussion covers the text’s political setting, the purity of love and hate and the power of theatre to bring new vitality to the disadvantaged and misunderstood. It also features Otto reading from some notable scenes in the play.

You may also like to watch 2012’s session, with Ruby Murray and Lorin Clarke.


Portrait of Barry Otto

Barry Otto

Barry Otto has worked in the performing arts in Australia for more than 35 years.

Portrait of Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is an author of twelve books, as well as writing columns and features for the Age, Good Weekend and The Monthly. He was part of the Breakfasters on Triple R for six years, and is still a regular visitor to both Triple R and 774 ABC Melbourne.

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