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Archive: Paul Capsis

Date posted: 13 Sep 2013Author: STC Production: Calpurnia Descending

It is a truism to say that Paul Capsis is unique. It is no exaggeration to say that he is extraordinary. His chameleonic ways and blockbuster voice have wowed audiences time and time again. Here we've gathered a little sample of his past work with STC. For the real deal, book to see Calpurnia Descending.

Paul first joined us in 1995, for the compendium of pieces known as Sydney Stories II. Here we see him playing Edina in Kai Tai Chan's Two Wongs. (Photo: Branco Gaica)

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The next year, he played Timur in Nick Enright's The Way I Was. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

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In 2002, Marion Potts directed him in Ben Webster's Volpone. Opposite Barry Otto as the title character, Paul played the eunuch Castrone. The set and lighting designers behind Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Gabriela Tylesova and Nick Schlieper, were also onboard for this one. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

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Brendan Cowell wrote the adaptation of Seneca's Thyestesin which Paul played a Fury in 2004. (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

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There was plenty of transformation in the epic eight hours of The Lost Echo. Here's but one small part of Barrie Kosky's two-part work. (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

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In Tom Wright's adaptation of Tales from the Vienna Woods, directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon, Paul played the grandmother, pictured here with Pamela Rabe. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

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Paul's most recent appearance with STC was in 2011, when he let rip as Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, directed by Michael Kantor. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

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Calpurnia Descending, 9 Oct - 8 Nov 2014, Wharf 2 Theatre