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Practice Makes… Eighteenth-Century Theatre Today

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Duration: 0:55:32 | Added: 14 Nov 2022
David Taylor, specialist in eighteenth-century theatre, and Colin Blumenau, former Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, talk about performing eighteenth-century drama on the modern stage.

David is a founding member of the R/18 Collective, a community of scholars ‘reactivating Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre for the twenty-first century’ https://www.r18collective.org/

The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, is the last working Regency playhouse in England.
The plays mentioned in this episode are:
Black-Eyed Susan, Douglas Jerrold (1829)
Who's the Dupe, Hannah Cowley (1779)
The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1777)
The Rivals, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1775)
Wives and They Were and Maids as They Are, Elizabeth Inchbald (1797)
The Massacre, Elizabeth Inchbald (1792)
Venice Preserv'd, Thomas Otway (1682)
The Provoked Wife, John Vanbrugh (1697)
The London Merchant, George Lillo (1731)

The overturning of Roe v. Wade in the USA, which happened a few weeks before the time of recording, is referenced in this episode.

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