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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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 .
Theatre History Podcast #41: Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions Use Classical Drama to Address Today’s ProblemsBryan Doerries, co-founder of Theater of War Productions, talks about how classical dramas from the ancient world can address society's pressing issues in the twenty-first century.
Theatre History Podcast #40: Dr. José A. Pérez Díez & Dr. Matthew Steggle Introduce the Oxford MarstonDr. José A. Pérez Díez & Dr. Matthew Steggle talk about early modern English playwright John Marston and how they're editing his Complete Works .