Michael Lueger is an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Northeastern University, where he teaches theatre history. His blog “Abstract and Brief” features images and essays on theatre history. His work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed publications, such as the recent Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, and on WBUR’s Cognoscenti page. Follow him on Twitter with the handle @theaterhistory.
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Dr. Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College introduces us to the art of tolpavakoothu, a shadow puppet tradition from Kerala, in southern India.
Theatre History Podcast #56: How to Succeed in (Early Modern Show) Business: Dr. David Nicol’s Philip Henslowe BlogDr. David Nicol talks about his project to turn early modern theatre manager Philip Henslowe's "diary" into a daily blog.
Theatre History Podcast #55: Examining the Controversial History of the “Mummers Wench” with Dr. Christian DuCombDr. Christian DuComb of Colgate University joins us to talk about Philadelphia's Mummers Parade and how the figure of the "Mummers wench" has its roots in the history of blackface minstrel shows.
Theatre History Podcast #54: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: Tracy Heather Strain Shows Us a Different Side of Lorraine HansberryFilmmaker Tracy Heather Strain talks about her new documentary Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart , which explores the life and work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.