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Opportunities with Togatus: Get in now!

December 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Good news, everyone!  Togatus is pleased to announce that we are now operating right through the break, bringing us into line with university student media around the country. So now you’re free from study and had some time to recover from your exams or thesis, it’s the perfect time to start getting involved in one of the oldest student media outlets in the country. Togatus is an editorially independent student media outlet, providing a valuable forum for student matters, and whatever else is on your mind.

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Togatus reports student shock as swotvac cut to five days without consultation in 1978

Swotvac cut delayed for consultation

November 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photo: Togatus reports on student shock when swotvac was cut to five days in 1978, without student consultation. The University of Tasmania’s Academic Senate has voted to defer reducing the swotvac period to three days, following significant opposition from students.

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REVIEW: PLoT’s Hamlet

December 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In their final production for 2014, PLoT Theatre Company, University of Tasmania’s amateur drama society, has produced a refreshing new take of Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet. Staged in the dramatic stone surrounds of the Peacock Theatre and performed by a cast of fourteen, director Tai Gardner delivers (in his own words) a ‘slick, cut back, dark and visceral’ interpretation of Hamlet which anchors the language and themes familiar to past audiences to a modern setting. Termed as a revenge tragedy, the plot line of Hamlet follows a troubled young prince haunted by Old Hamlet’s vengeful ghost, who is possessed with the desire to enact revenge on his wife, Queen Gertrude (Melissa Cuthbertson), and her new husband, the former King’s brother Claudius (Chris Hamley). For many, Hamlet is an old and familiar favourite. In my opinion, it is the expertise of the storytelling which raises this particular production to that extra level. The production was highly creative and compelling and its simple staging allowed the actors’ talent to feature. The rock wall of the Peacock Theatre created just the right aura of mystery, while the drumbeat akin to a human heartbeat between scenes reminds the audience of the frailty of life. What […]

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Dark Matter of Story Telling wins spot on Falls lineup

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The 2014 Falls Music & Arts Festival’s Foster A Band initiative has just announced the winners for a paid spot on the line up. Dark Matter of Story Telling, alongside Verticoli and Ursine, will hit the Marion Bay stage alongside the likes of Alt-J, The Presets, Spiderbait, Julian Casablancas, Robyn and many more fantastic acts.

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