31 episodes

A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we'll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art.

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The History Of European Theatre Philip Rowe

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we'll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art.

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    Stages, Scenery, Props and Politics

    Stages, Scenery, Props and Politics

    A look at the detail of the staging of Roman plays, including the use of the stage, scenery, masks, props and costume.
    How wall paintings and sculpture may give us some useful insights into Roman theatre.
    The position of actors in Roman society and how the acting troupe may have been organised.
    Cicero's commentary on theatre and it's audience and some detail on his friendship with the two greatest actors of the day and how they helped him get out of a political scrape.
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    • 34 min
    Later Rome: Theatre Finds a Home

    Later Rome: Theatre Finds a Home

    Theatre gets its first permanent home in Rome as Pompey builds a theatre to his own glory. The story of how he was able to do that is one of wealth, pride deception and not a little ego.
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    • 30 min
    Early Rome: Theatre Gets Mobile

    Early Rome: Theatre Gets Mobile

    Theatre buildings in Rome developed over the long period of time from the Etruscan Period and through the republican period, but throughout they were temporary structures albeit on an ever grander scale. In this episode we trace the development and look at the political and social forces in Rome that kept theatre mobile and temporary.


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    • 33 min
    From Greek to Roman - Part 2

    From Greek to Roman - Part 2

    In the second part of the introduction to the theatre of Rome the Greek influence becomes more obvious and we start to get some details about the playwrights of the time. Taking this overview through to the beginning of the period of Empire the scene is now set for the entrance of the three playwrights of the period who's work is known to us.
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    • 32 min
    From Greek to Roman - Part 1

    From Greek to Roman - Part 1

    Season 2 of the podcast begins with an overview of the transition from Greek Theatre to Roman Theatre with the history of the early Roman Republic and the early forms of theatre, starting at 364 BCE and taking us through to the beginning of the end of the Republic in the second century BCE


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    • 31 min
    Interval

    Interval

    A short episode about new content on Patreon.com and some reccomendations to keep you occupied while I research The Theatre of Rome. Links to the sites mentioned are:
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

PozKr2 ,

A must-listen for theatre history fans

This is one of those marvellous podcasts that finds its niche and then enthuses about it extensively. Philip knows his stuff, and helpfully comes across as a keen student rather than an expert, so we get to follow him on his journey to know more, and we learn more on that journey too. An authoritative must-listen for anyone who wants to know more about the history of theatre.

David from the Shed ,

Fascinating, detailed, even atmospheric!

I've listened to a few episodes now, and they are excellent; the author builds an idea of the environment which gives a sense of the atmosphere, quotes liberally from the plays, and is obviously in love with his subject. I know little about Greek theatre, and am loving learning more. Though seriously, those Greeks need some therapy...anyway, this podcast is excellent, I heartily recommend it

zsofis_design ,

Informative!

As a theatre design student listening to this podcast has helped me massively, it’s like listening to lectures (meant in the best way) while I work on designs.
Puts me in the right creative mindset, I can produce and learn at the same time!
Thanks a lot!

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