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

2507, 2022

Commedia Dell’arte: Characters and Masks

2022-08-31T16:07:23+01:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

Episode 81:The development of common character types through the travelling troupes.The hierarchy of character, the troupe, and how that reflected society in general.The five main characters:PantaloneIl DottoreIl CapitanoPulchinelloHarlequinMinor characters:BrighellaPedrolinoColumbine and other female characters The young loversSupport [...]

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305, 2022

The Second Anniversary Episode

2022-08-31T16:09:12+01:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

A special bonus episode to celebrate the second anniversary of the podcast. We step out of the timeline of the renaissance theatre as I tell the story of the venue that was the home to […]

2304, 2022

Shakespeare: Wordsmith of the English Language

2022-08-31T16:10:02+01:006:30 am|Podcast Categories: |

A special bonus episode to celebrate the Birthday of William Shakespeare which looks at the way he used and created the English Language.

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