The History of European Theatre Podcast

A chronological history of the development and practice of theatre, tracing the emergence from ancient Greece through to the present day.

The History of European Theatre looks at the places where theatre was made and the people who made it happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we’ll share the social, political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art.

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Latest Episodes

901, 2023

The Renaissance from Europe to England

2023-01-09T06:30:00+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Episode 88:An introduction to season 5 of the podcast.The theatrical links between England and Continental Europe in the 16th Century.  Some differences and similarities.Why English theatre stands apart from that of continental Europe.Sir Philip Sidney’s ‘Defence of [...]

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1212, 2022

The Oberammergau Passion Play

2023-01-22T11:14:39+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

A bonus episode on the origins, development and recent history of The Oberammergau Passion Play.

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1411, 2022


2022-11-06T11:11:03+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Thoughts on a recent trip to the Greek capital, Athens a city resonating with ancient history

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3110, 2022

The Bones Of Calderon de la Bacca

2022-10-26T14:30:46+01:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

A bonus episodes as a coda to the European Renaissance Theatre season following the story of what happened to the remains of Calderon de la Bacca after his death.

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