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The Theatre History podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. For each episode, Aaron Odom hosts a guest from the worldwide theatre community to talk about a bizarre, fascinating and humorous story from theatre history. One catch, the guest has no idea what they’ll be discussing. Plus, guests return to the program to share ”Theatre Horror Stories,” moments when theatre artists maintain that old adage: ”The show must go on.” From events an audience might never realize affected the show ...
 
A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we'll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
 
A Walk Through Dublin History by Sam Ford, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2021. Join urbanist and tour guide Sam Ford as he explores the fascinating histories of Dublin theatre. This audio walking tour meanders through three and a half centuries of performance in the city, from candlelit riverside revels to this year’s festival and various riots and ruptures in between. The audio walking tour can be experienced both by listening to Sam guide you through Dublin City, or as a podcast.
 
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Episode 89: As England emerged from the Medieval period theatre became established in London in purpose built theatres and in buildings adapted for the purpose. In this episode we look at those earliest theatres and their builders: The Red Lion, a probably short lived theatre built by John Brayne Four Inns that operated as theatres The Bel Savage, …
 
Episode 88: An introduction to season 5 of the podcast. The theatrical links between England and Continental Europe in the 16th Century. Some differences and similarities. Why English theatre stands apart from that of continental Europe. Sir Philip Sidney’s ‘Defence of Poetry’, his dislike of the stage and ideas on the power of poetic language. The…
 
The second part of my seasonal chat with guest Aaron Odom director Trident Theatre Company and Euripides Eumenides Podcast. We pick up the story of the history of the British Christmas Pantomime, going further back to the influence of Comedies Dell'arte and the bringing the story forward to it's zenith in the later Victorian period up to some of to…
 
A seasonal episode with guest Aaron Odom director Trident Theatre Company and Euripides Eumenides Podcast where the main subject of the day is the phenomenon of the British Christmas Pantomime, but in a wide-ranging chat about theatre in general we also covered Aaron’s background and some of his current projects with Trident Theatre Company. Part t…
 
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and returning guest Christine Shaw begin their deep dive into one of the most tumultuous celebrity marriages in theatre history: iconic film star Marilyn Monroe and world-renowned award-winning playwright Arthur Miller.Aaron Odom tarafından oluşturuldu
 
A bonus episode on the origins, development and recent history of The Oberammergau Passion Play. Support the podcast at: www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com www.ko-fi.com/thoetp www.patreon.com/thoetp This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy…
 
A conversation with author Yvonne Korshak about her novel 'Pericles and Aspasia' The novel unfolds against the background of the arts and history of the Golden Age seen through the eyes of two individuals who lent their luster to make it “golden,” Pericles, the great orator and visionary of democracy and its most influential woman, Aspasia. Their s…
 
The eighteenth century was obsessed with celebrities, and, like our own time, the fans of the 1700s were fascinated by famous actress' pregnancies. Dr. Chelsea Phillips joins us to talk about how she explores the emergence of this aspect of 18th-century fan culture in her new book, Carrying All Before Her: Celebrity Pregnancy and the London Stage, …
 
A bonus episodes as a coda to the European Renaissance Theatre season following the story of what happened to the remains of Calderon de la Bacca after his death. Support the podcast at: www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com www.ko-fi.com/thoetp www.patreon.com/thoetp This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - http…
 
Episode 87: A day in the life of one of Madrid's Renaissance period theatres, the Corral Del Principe. Support the podcast at: www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com www.ko-fi.com/thoetp www.patreon.com/thoetp This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy…
 
Episode 86: A summary to conclude the season on European Renaissance Theatre focussing on four aspects of the theatre that I have covered in the last twenty-two episodes: The Italian Rebirth The Parisian Theatre Theatre in Spain The Commedia Dell'arte Support the podcast at: www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com www.ko-fi.com/thoetp www.patreon.com/t…
 
Episode 85: We return to Italy, to the birthplace of the Renaissance, for one last visit in this theatrical age. The Bernini family and their history as sculptors and architects. The early life and career of the second-generation Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, and his place as a major sculptor and architect in Rome. His work as a scenic designer in the the…
 
Episode 84: Given the destruction of the thirty years war moving backwards and forwards across the Germanic and Flemish states of Europe between 1618 and 1648 it is a wonder that any art could flourish at all but in the Netherlands, there was something of an opposite effect. A word on the lack of examples from the Netherlands in this period and a r…
 
Episode 83: The Commedia Dell’arte tropes that operated in Italy and France were like many actors before them - travelling players operating if not exactly outside of society, then in their own niche within it. The framework that Commedia Dell’arte troupes operated in and how little had changed for the travelling player since Roman and Medieval tim…
 
For anyone who's been following the news in 2022, a play about an Eastern European country's heroic resistance in the face of Russian invasion might sound timely. But as Dr. Thomas F. Connolly shows in this week's discussion of Robert E. Sherwood's "There Shall Be No Night," timeliness can be a tricky subject, perhaps especially in the context of l…
 
For the first episode in front of a live audience, host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) hosts guests photojournalist Matt Gaston and returning guest and Theatre Instructor Dustin Hebert, in which they discuss nudity in theatre, and the first stage appearance of one of the most iconic pop culture actors of all time.…
 
Episode 82: The characters of Commedia Dell’arte may have been used in every play over and over again until they became completely familiar, but the plays themselves were more varied that you might imagine. The first preserved Commedia Dell’arte scenario from 1568. How the play was created and the characters and players. A first-hand account of the…
 
In this interview I talk to David Weston, who spent a very long career in Shakespeare's plays. He was Ian McKellen's understudy in a world tour of King Lear. He kept a diary during that time which was published as Covering McKellen, which he followed up with Covering Shakespeare. I do some fangirling, and we chat about his career. Remington Campbel…
 
The Classix project is working to, as they put it, “explode the classical canon through an exploration of Black performance history and dramatic works by Black writers.” Two members of the Classix team – director Dominique Rider and dramaturg Arminda Thomas – join us to talk about their work and how they’re sharing essential works from Black theatr…
 
Episode 81: The development of common character types through the travelling troupes. The hierarchy of character, the troupe, and how that reflected society in general. The five main characters: Pantalone Il Dottore Il Capitano Pulchinello Harlequin Minor characters: Brighella Pedrolino Columbine and other female characters The young lovers Support…
 
Script Here: Episode 2: Victor Hugo and English Operetta - OUT OF THE WINGS (outofthewingsmedia.com) Books: Citron, Stephen - Noel and Cole: The Sophisticates - 1992 - Oxford University Press Dickson, John - Bullies and Saints: An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History - 2021 - Zondervan Hammerstein, Oscar Arthur - The Hammersteins: …
 
Episode 80: The influence of Italian literary theatre can be seen in later works, but if there is one form that infiltrated the general consciousness of theatrical comedy on the continent it is the Commedia Dell’arte. A definition of what we mean by Commedia Dell’arte as it emerged in the Italian renaissance, and the difficulties with this. Profess…
 
To support the show and shop for second hand books follow this link: www.affiliates.abebooks.com/KeLedy Find me on Instagram: Remington Campbell (@remingtonadeney) • Instagram photos and videos Episode Script is available on my website: www.outofthewingsmedia.com Bibliography: (As it stands in this episode) Books: Dickson, John - Bullies and Saints…
 
Episode 79: As things moved on in the early renaissance art - painting and sculpture - led the way and theatre soon followed. Artists tried to inject more realism into their work, showing their subjects as they really were, or as close as they could get. The colours of clothes, skin tones, fruit, countryside scenery and, well, whatever the artist’s…
 
It was the biggest hit on Broadway one hundred years ago – and yet it’s largely forgotten today. Eric Grode joins us to talk about his recent New York Times article marking the centenary of Abie’s Irish Rose, the hit comedy that, though it was riddled with stereotypes and reviled by critics, seemed like it just might be popular enough to run foreve…
 
Episode 78: Records about the second corral in Madrid tell us a lot about the theatre. In this episode we go through the details of what the different parts of the theatre on the Calle del Principe were like. A short reminder of the history of the Corral in Spain as featured in episode 74. The location building of the Corral del Principe as a rival…
 
The recent Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf reflects a growing appreciation for a Black writer whose work gives voice to those who have been oppressed and marginalized because of their race and gender. But who was Shange, and what more do her theatrical works …
 
Episode 77: The life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca who took Lope de Vega’s crown as the greatest living Spanish playwright after Lope’s death in 1635 His childhood, youthful brushes with the law, military service and early playwriting. His best regarded play ‘Life Is a Dream’ from 1632. A synopsis of the plot of ‘Life Is A Dream’ An analysis of the…
 
Shakespeare looms large over both the American and British theatre scenes. But his outsize influence means that we’ve long neglected a dizzying array of fascinating and brilliant theatre written by other early modern England dramatists. Rob Crighton and the Beyond Shakespeare Company are working to remedy this, and Rob joins us for this episode to …
 
Host Aaron Odom of Trident Theatre and London-based theatre producer Richard Jordan continue their discussion from episode 34, about why the musical "The Book of Mormon" worked so well, despite a pitch that could have producers, investors, and potential audience members scratching their heads.Aaron Odom tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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