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Tag Archives: 17th Century

“Great marvaile and fair grace of God” (fire at Shakespeare’s Globe, 1613) | The Lost City of London

On this day in 1613, the original “Globe” play-house on Bankside in Southwark burned down, after sparks from a theatrical cannon set its thatch alight during a performance of Shakespeare’s “Henry … Continue reading

06/29/2016 · Leave a comment

At Shakespeare’s Theatre In Shoreditch | Spitalfields Life

Over in Shoreditch, just a few minutes walk from Spitalfields, is the site of a seventeenth century playhouse called ‘The Theatre’ built by James Burbage in 1576, where William Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

05/01/2016 · 3 Comments

REVIEW- Shakespeare In Ten Acts | the Exhibitionologist

On one of the exhibitionologist’s first forays into exhibition reviewing, back in 2012, I found myself at an exhibition all about William Shakespeare. Hosted by the British Museum and accompa… Source: … Continue reading

04/19/2016 · Leave a comment

The History Girls: The Tempest, Twelfth Night and me by Gillian Polack

Right now, my writing self and my research self are sharing the seventeenth century. I tend to think of Shakespeare as a sixteenth century writer, because a lot of his … Continue reading

04/06/2016 · 1 Comment

On This Day • Jean Racine Born in 1639

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine On this day in 1639 the French playwright, Jean Racine, was born. He … Continue reading

12/21/2015 · Leave a comment

1890: Victorian burlesque dancers and their elaborate costumes

Burlesque originated in 17th century Italian theater as a type of comic interlude. The word derives from the Italian “burla,” a joke, ridicule or mockery. Burlesque can be applied to … Continue reading

11/05/2015 · 3 Comments

Was William Shakespeare high when he penned his plays? – Features – Theatre & Dance – The Independent

Originally posted in The Independent. State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon … Continue reading

08/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Ben Jonson’s “The Sad Shepherd; or, a Tale of Robin Hood” (1641)

Reynolds's News and Miscellany Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was England’s first poet laureate, and is generally regarded as England’s second most important playwright after William Shakespeare. Major works … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · Leave a comment