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In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, about the assassination of the military general and would-be dictator, Caesar’s friend Mark Antony builds his power with propaganda tools to stir the hearts and minds of ordinary people to rise up against knife-wielding assassins Brutus and Cassius.

The first tool is Caesar’s bloodied body, which Antony brings to the marketplace, showing where the daggers plunged, the “most unkindest cut of all”.


Virtuoso didgeridoo player and composer William Barton loves to walk the bush and feel the breeze, seeking inspiration other composers have felt. He misses the rugged beauty up Mount Isa Way, the Argylla and Selwyn mountain ranges of Queensland’s north-west, in the Kalkadoon country where he grew up, where his father Alfred was laid to rest.

Writing and practice take priority right now.


Steve's essays Bent Man Running published in Growing Up Queer in Australia and Stream drama in Meanjin autumn 2020.
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