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STR 2020 Theatre Book Prize Winner announced – Society for Theatre Research

[18th June 2020] Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh by Alan Strachan has been awarded the Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize (for books published in 2019). The announcement was made … Continue reading

07/05/2020

Joseph Cotten: Courtliness Personified | Travalanche

Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) was born on May 15. The late year of his death surprised me. Cotten’s last film had been in 1981 and I couldn’t imagine him ever not … Continue reading

05/19/2017 · 1 Comment

Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things will last’ | Stage | The Guardian

The beloved writer, now 82, talks about trying not to be an old git and waging war on squirrels Source: Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things … Continue reading

12/19/2016 · Leave a comment

A Very Short Biography of George Bernard Shaw | Interesting Literature

The interesting life of the great playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific writer of plays but also of essays justifying his plays: the two (double-columned) volumes of his … Continue reading

09/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about David Garrick | Interesting Literature

The life of actor David Garrick (1717-1779), told through five pieces of interesting trivia 1. He helped to bring a new degree of realism to acting. In his An Essay on … Continue reading

02/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about Kenneth Tynan | Interesting Literature

Fun facts about the life and work of the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan 1. He dodged his National Service – possibly by being too flamboyant. When Kenneth Tynan (1927-1980) was … Continue reading

01/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Edwardian Gaiety Girl still has a following – Stockport Express – 2004

Source: Gabrielle Ray.

09/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Rose Collis

Originally posted on WordMothers:
Interview by Nicole Melanson ~   Rose Collis is a multi-media writer, alternative historian and performer. Originally from South Wimbledon, she has lived in East Sussex…

04/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about Samuel Beckett

Interesting Literature The life of Samuel Beckett, told through five pieces of literary and biographical trivia 1. The ominous date of his birth amused him. Born on Good Friday, 13 April, … Continue reading

04/15/2015 · Leave a comment

An actor’s life for me: Lena Ashwell

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
The first time I read the name Lena Ashwell was in connection with a production in 1902 of the Japan-set drama The Darling…

09/18/2014 · Leave a comment

Sir Henry (John Henry Brodribb) Irving

Henry Irving 6th February 1838 – 13th October 1905 Ellen Terry & Henry Irving – Vicar of Wakefield by FirstNightVintage Henry Irving was born John Henry Brodribb in Somerset to a … Continue reading

05/28/2014 · Leave a comment