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Quote • LYN GARDNER • Audiences

There is an undoubted pleasure in watching a classic play unfold to an unknowing audience. I once saw Hedda Gabler in a regional theatre where it was clear from the … Continue reading

02/26/2018 · 4 Comments

On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

The play within a play’s the thing! | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

“The play’s the thing…” William Shakespeare’s Hamlet famously says at the end of Act II, “…wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” For … Source: The play within a … Continue reading

08/17/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • WILL SELF • Suspending Disbelief

“At the best of times, as a professional suspender, I find it hard to suspend disbelief. It’s never Goneril for me – always a girl who went to RADA. I … Continue reading

07/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • ANTONY SHER • If I Were Mayor…

“[If I were Mayor for a day] I’d love to open up theatre to the public by making all plays free for the day. Not the big musicals, they can … Continue reading

07/09/2016 · 2 Comments

So much for him. My review of Branagh’s Hamlet – The View From Sari’s World

As part of my Shakespeare weekend I decide to finally sit down and watch Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Hamlet. Not only watch it, but take notes and hopefully come up … Continue reading

04/28/2016 · Leave a comment

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

From the Bowery to Broadway: Women of the Yiddish Stage | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Last week, the Museum opened “New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway,” a fabulous new exhibition that explores the history and influence of Yiddish theater in New York … Continue reading

03/16/2016 · Leave a comment

The short, sad story of actress Clara Bloodgood | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

On the evening of December 5, 1907, respected actress and society woman Clara Bloodgood fatally shot herself in a Baltimore hotel room. She was in town to star as the … Continue reading

03/10/2016 · 2 Comments

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

Finborough Theatre Posters

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
After the interest in the post on Royal Court Theatre posters I had a look at our other collection of theatre posters, for…

09/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Cymbeline; what’s a love story without some scandal? | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories. It was January 25, 1897, the opening night of William Shakespeare’s romance Cymbeline, based on the legend of an early Celtic British king, … Continue reading

08/02/2015 · 3 Comments

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #4-‘Ariel and Caliban’ by William Bell Scott

Originally posted on A Small Press Life: Books. Art. Writing. Life. Tea.:
The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to…

07/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #3-‘Ferdinand and Miranda’ by Edward Reginald Frampton

Originally posted on A Small Press Life: Books. Art. Writing. Life. Tea.:
The Tempest is my favourite William Shakespeare play. I thought that it would be fun to share, in…

07/01/2015 · 1 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

The Tempest: storms, schemes, and a happy end

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
On May 27th The Tempest opens the Public Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Park season at Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre. Refresh your memory of…

05/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Vandamm Studio

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
27 years. Over 2,000 Broadway productions. Countless negatives of every conceivable actor who graced the New York stage. Saying that the Vandamm…

04/08/2015 · Leave a comment

The Brontë Season returns to the West Country

Originally posted on 17percent:
The Brontë Season is back by popular demand! These three critically-acclaimed, fresh new adaptations of Brontë classics are brought to you by West Country theatre companies Butterfly Psyche Theatre & Livewire Theatre .…

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment

IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2014 winner Hiraeth tours Wales

Originally posted on 17percent:
Sunday 26th October – Saturday 15th November After a much-lauded, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 (winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2014), ‘Hiraeth’ is…

10/27/2014 · Leave a comment

Writing for Performance Masterclass. Ty Newydd. 9-14 Feb 2015.

Originally posted on kaiteoreilly:
Lloyd George’s former home: Ty Newydd – writers’ centre of Wales I’m delighted to give exclusive advance notice for a residential course I will be teaching…

10/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Agent 160 and Joan Littlewood’s Fun Palaces….

Originally posted on kaiteoreilly:
Joan Littlewood. Photo from October 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood. In celebration of her vision, and in…

08/15/2014 · Leave a comment

Preview: 17Percent to present plays at the Rochester Literature Festival

Originally posted on 17percent:
The Spirit of my Dream Last year as part of the Rochester Literature Festival, 17Percent presented She Writes: What’s through the door? our 4-star show based…

06/23/2014 · Leave a comment