Strange Eventful History by Michael Lueger

Michael Lueger dissects different topics from theatrical history.

But Really, How Was the Play, Mrs. Lincoln?
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But Really, How Was the Play, Mrs. Lincoln?

28 May 2016

In this installment of his Strange Eventful History series, Michael Lueger discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, and traces the lives of the actors and producers involved with the show. 

How Western Theatre Has Portrayed Islam
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How Western Theatre Has Portrayed Islam

20 March 2016

In this installment, Michael Lueger examines historical and contemporary depictions of Muslims in Western drama. 

Interview with Ken Cerniglia
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Interview with Ken Cerniglia

Dramaturg & Literary Manager, Disney Theatrical Group

23 January 2016

In this installment, Michael Lueger interviews Dramaturg Ken Cerniglia about his journey and work with Disney Theatrical Group. 

An Interview with Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Theatre Archivist at the Museum of the City of New York
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An Interview with Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Theatre Archivist at the Museum of the City of New York

11 November 2015

In the fourth installment, Michael Lueger interviews Archivist Morgen Stevens-Garmon about the intersection of theatre and museum archives in her career.

Noises Off? A Brief History of Unruly Audiences
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Noises Off? A Brief History of Unruly Audiences

27 October 2015

In his third installment, Michael Lueger discusses the trajectory of theatre audiences from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary moment.

Interview with Beth Kattelman, Curator of Theatre Research Institute, Ohio State University
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Interview with Beth Kattelman, Curator of Theatre Research Institute, Ohio State University

14 October 2015

In his second installment, Michael Lueger interviews Dr. Beth Kattleman about her journey in theatre and academia.

History of Revivals
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History of Revivals

12 August 2015

In the first installment of his series “Strange Eventful History,” Michael Lueger traces the history of theatre revivals in relation to revivals of film franchises.

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