Friday, October 14, 2016

Festival of Dangerous Ideas & shake up



Tony Jones: [Festival of Dangerous Ideas] Good evening and welcome to Q&A live from the Sydney Opera House and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. I'm Tony Jones. Tonight a Q&A devoted to Shakespeare's dangerous idea that all the world's a stage and all of us are merely players. Well, joining us to play the panel, award-winning writer and actor Katy Mulvany; Indigenous performer and translator Kylie Farmer; the founding artistic director of Bill Shakespeare, John Bill; celebrated Shakespeare scholar Germaine Greer; and philosopher A.C. Anthony Grayling. Please welcome our panel.  Thank you. Now Q&A is live in the Eastern States on the ABC TV, and you can also watch and listen live across Australia on Iview, Facebook and the News radio. It's 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his plays continue to be celebrated, performed, discussed and debated around the world as we'll do tonight. Before, however, we go to our first question, today, Australia actually lost one of its great culture figures in Richard  Neville, and Germaine Greer, a friend of his and old colleague, wants to say something to mark his passing before we go ahead. And I'd like to hand the microphone over to you, Germaine, before we start. 

Tony Jones: [shake up] He shook things up. 


Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is an annual event presented by Sydney Opera House and The Ethics Centre (formerly known as the St James Ethics Centre) that brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around Australia and the world to discuss and debate some of the most important issues of our time

shake sb/sth/things up:
1. to make major changes in an organization or institution, especially with the intention of improving or modernising it.
2. to make somebody feel upset and disturbed;
3. to mix something by shaking it in a container;

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