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I am an avid Mac-user, nerd, musician, freelancer, and gamer. Ask me about my collection of M:TG cards! I've also got a horrible habit of needing the absolute newest technological wonder, whether it's stable or not. If they made a home-version of the LHC, I'd have 2. Additionally, I've been playing music for the better part of 14 years. I'm self-taught on piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, bass, drums and other percussion, and around 10 other instruments. I also spend quite a bit of time dabbling in synthesizers, sequencers, and samplers. I'm also founder of Quotelicious where I collect and share the quotes I love.

Blackfriars Theatre in Renaissance London

A monastery built in 1278 by Dominican monks was closed in 1538 by Henry VIII, used as site of two theatres, and permanently closed...

Performer Catherine Clive of Drury Lane: British Theatrical Stage Actress in...

Catherine "Kitty" Clive was a prime audience favorite during her forty years on the British stage. Catherine Clive was born in London, England in 1711,...

16th Century London Theatrical Venues: Stages for Touring Theatre Companies Developed...

Queen Elizabeth fully supported the theatre but the London politicians did not, so traditional venues were utilized by acting companies. The Queen enjoyed the plays...

The Life and Works of Sophocles

Sophocles was the great Greek playwright of over 120 plays, seven of which are surviving today. What was the great Greek playwright Sophocles' childhood like?...

Roman Comedy Elaborated in the Works of Plautus and Terence

Roman Comedy borrowed heavily from its Greek counterpart, however, the Roman Comedians made substantial changes and created a poper Roman style of Comedy. The two...

A Bluffer’s Guide To Ancient Greek Tragedy

An introduction to some of the key ideas about one of the world's most powerful and strange body of plays. Some of the richest and...

The Role of Women in Sophocles’ Antigone

Antigone is a tragic play written in the fifth century BC by the great Greek poet Sophocles. The title character is the daughter of...

Robert Walpole: British Censorship

Robert Walpole was powerful enough to excite many satirists, but also to punish them. Here's how one politician changed the course of theatre history...

Dame Margaret Rutherford: Actress Starred in Chimes at Midnight, The VIPs,...

Although emotionally fragile and eccentric, the sweet-natured actress delighted audiences as Madame Arcati and Miss Marple through her heyday of the 1960s. Margaret Rutherford's family...

Young Margaret Rutherford: Eccentric British Actress Had Curious Start

Rutherford's personal background was tragic and her entry to the acting profession was inauspicious. The great comedy actress Margaret Rutherford was a late developer. Born...

45 Best Love Songs for Him

When a relationship is new, it is hard to express your feelings and emotions. Music is one way of expressing yourself in...

19+ Best Songs About Wednesday: Songs With Wednesday In The Title

It's Wednesday, and you're probably feeling a bit down. You've made it through Monday, but now you have to make it through the rest...

18+ Best Songs About Tuesday: Songs With Tuesday In The Title

We don't have enough time during the week to do these things because we're so busy at work or school. But your day doesn’t...