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Anti-Semitism in Handel’s ‘Messiah’? | A R T L▼R K

The first production of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in 1742 was also notable for the breakthrough performance of the contralto Susannah Cibber, who consequently became one of the biggest and … Continue reading

04/13/2018 · 1 Comment

Theatre and Morality: Synge’s Playboy of the Western World | A R T L▼R K

On the 26th of January 1907, The Playboy of the Western World, a three-act drama, written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in … Continue reading

01/26/2018 · 3 Comments

From the Easter Rising to the Hollywood Hills | historywithatwist

When the actor Arthur Shields strode towards the Abbey Theatre on Easter Monday, 1916, it was with one intent – not to rehearse or act in a play, but to … Continue reading

02/10/2016 · Leave a comment

The Archive: Annie Horniman and the first English repertory theatre | Features | The Stage

Originally posted in The Stage. It all began with a letter in the Manchester Guardian, as it then was, on July 11 1907, announcing that Miss AEF Horniman and Mr B … Continue reading

10/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote | To Glimm

To glimm as defined by Reynolds’s News; Dublin, Sunday May 24, 1891 “Do you know what ‘glimmin’ is? It is the task performed by poverty-stricken men and boys in the … Continue reading

05/02/2015 · 2 Comments