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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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.
Theatre History Podcast #53: Rediscovering Sheridan’s Smash Hit Pizarro with Dr. Selena Couture & Dr. Alex DickDr. Selena Couture and Dr. Alexander Dick discuss their new Broadview edition of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's landmark 1799 melodrama Pizarro.
Theatre History Podcast #52: Remembering Argentina’s Traumatic Past Through Theatre with Dr. Noe MontezDr. Noe Montez of Tufts University joins us to talk about how Argentina's theatre have dealt with the legacy of the country's period of military dictatorship.
Amy Meyer joins us to talk about acrobatic accidents in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as what they tell us about our appetite for risky entertainment.