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John Bell & Virginia Trioli

Legend of theatre John Bell and stellar reporter ABC Melbourne’s Virginia Trioli come together to exchange their unique insights into leadership. John, an award-winning actor and director, and founder of Bell Shakespeare, sheds light on his new book Some Achieve Greatness: Lessons on leadership and character from Shakespeare and one of his greatest admirers. John’s book distils valuable lessons on leadership gleaned from some six decades spent bringing complex and fascinating characters to life (and death) on stage. Virginia brings her perspective as one of the country’s most formidable journalists, famed for cutting through scripted spin to find out what makes political leaders tick (and sweat).