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...

Musical Theater: When Did Loud Become Good?

A question or two and a possible explanation about why musicals at the summer theatre and regional level, seems to be presented all in...

Hairspray – A Musical with a Message

London's West End is dominated by musicals, and they usually have one thing in common, romance. But there is one that has a message,...

Music Education: Everything You Need to Know

So, you want to become a musician. Or else, your kid wants to become one. Either way, you probably have lots of questions regarding...

Benefits of Listening to Music While Studying

Listening to music makes any activity better. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a gym session, a walk in the park, or a trip to...

Your Ultimate Study Music Playlist

Listening to music while studying is useful for maintaining focus and boosting your productivity. It helps to finish homework, stimulates your brain while cramming...