Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

On This Day in 1898 • 5 January • Federico García Lorca

5th January ON THIS DAY On this day in 1898 the Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca whose works included The House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding and Yerma was born … Continue reading

01/05/2021 · 2 Comments

Quote • EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY • Good Advice

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” — … Continue reading

02/01/2017 · 1 Comment

“Immortal with a kiss” (Christopher Marlowe) | The Lost City of London

On this day in 1593, the colourful Christopher Marlowe, poet, playwright, lover of tobacco and boys, and supposed spy, was fatally stabbed in a tavern in Deptford, under somewhat mysterious … Continue reading

05/30/2016 · Leave a comment

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” — Bertolt Brecht, German, poet, playwright

10/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Christopher Marlowe In Norton Folgate | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Shoreditch and Norton Folgate comprised theatre land for Elizabethan London, with a monument in St Leonard’s Church today … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · Leave a comment

On This Day • Quotes • OSCAR WILDE [1854-1900]

On this day—16th October—in 1854 was born the incomparable writer, poet and dramatist Oscar Wilde. To celebrate his birthday, I give you various quotes by and about him collected at … Continue reading

10/16/2014 · 5 Comments