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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2712, 2021

The Italian Rebirth part 2

2021-12-27T06:30:00+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Episode 66Continuing from the last episode with more comedic dramatists from the Italian renaissance we meet Angelo Beolco who, under the tutorage of Ariosto, created, and became synonymous with, the character of Ruzzante.Then on to [...]

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1312, 2021

The Italian Rebirth part 1

2021-12-13T06:30:00+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Episode 65

The development of tragedy and comedy in early Italian renaissance theatre happened on parallel paths as each struggeled to look forward rather than back.

The development of Tragedy following the rediscovery of the […]

1511, 2021

Medieval Places Of Seeing

2021-11-15T17:17:49+00:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Episode 63

In a coda to season 3 somewhere in England an acting troupe travels through a cold December at the tale end of the Medieval period, in search of an audience. A fictional account using […]