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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David Coates talks about his research into amateur theatricals in the nineteenth century.
Theatre History Podcast #44: Exploring the Performing Arts Collections at the Harry Ransom Center with Dr. Eric CollearyDr. Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, introduces us to the treasures in the center's performing arts collections.
The Staging Napoleonic Theatre project is working to study and stage early examples of melodrama, a theatrical genre that was widely popular in the nineteenth century.
Theatre History Podcast #42: From West Side Story to Wicked: Dr. Stacy Wolf on Feminism & the Broadway MusicalDr. Stacy Wolf reveals the hidden feminist history of the Broadway musical in this discussion of her book Changed for Good .