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Theatre Is Dead, a podcast hosted by Cara and Charlie, explores the many deaths and rebirths of Theatre throughout the centuries.

Theatre is Dead Cara & Charlie

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Theatre Is Dead, a podcast hosted by Cara and Charlie, explores the many deaths and rebirths of Theatre throughout the centuries.

    Episode 11: The Grand Guignol & Paula Maxa

    Episode 11: The Grand Guignol & Paula Maxa

    In this episode, Charlie and Cara discuss the gory, ghastly Grand Guignol, and the original Scream Kween, Paula Max.
    Sources
    Theatre of Fear & Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 by Mel GordonThe Horrors of the Grand Guignol: Crash Course Theater #35IMDB, Paula MaxaThe Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern TheatreThe unexpected talent of Paula Maxa, the actress who was killed 358 times [translated]Stage Death: from offstage to in-your-faceGrandGuignol.comThe Findesiecle Paris Theater Whose Performances Were Literally TorturousFangrrls Forgotten Women of Genre, Paula Maxa

    • 39 min
    Hear & Now: October 26, 2020

    Hear & Now: October 26, 2020

    Tony NomineesLittle Shop of Horrors: Live, in person, in New HampshireAmerican Alliance for Theatre & Education to Host Leaders of Color InstituteAlliance for Jewish Theatre Announces Virtual 2020 Conference‘Black Acting Methods’ was the best-selling theatre book this past summerDallas Summer Musicals Launches Virtual Professional Development Platform for Arts EducatorsStreaming
    Caryl Churchill's Escaped AloneSkeleton CrewBaby Bear, Moon on a Stick ProductionsAmeriQUEERIt Came From Theatre 312 Angry Men and WomenComplete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home 

    • 31 min
    Episode 10: The American Revolutionary War and Mary Otis Warren

    Episode 10: The American Revolutionary War and Mary Otis Warren

    In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie get personal with revolutionary playwright and propaganda kween Mary Otis Warren and discuss how theatre might have won the American Revolution.

    Sources:
    THE FIRST AMERICAN THEATREOn this day 1778 Joseph Addison’s play Cato: A Tragedy was performed to the American Continental army encamped in Valley Forge Unhappy "Unhappy Differences:" The American Revolution and the Disruption of the Course of Theatre in VirginiaBritish Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary WarCONGRESS BANS THEATRE!Mercy Otis Warren American writer and historianRevolutionary War BIOGRAPHY Mercy Otis WarrenNational Women's Hall of Fame: Mercy Otis WarrenMercy Otis Warren (1728–1814)National Women's History Museum: Mercy Otis WarrenLego stop animation: Mercy Otis Warren

    • 35 min
    Hear & Now: October 16, 2020

    Hear & Now: October 16, 2020

    Cara and Charlie discuss Boradway's extended shutdown, the upcoming Tony Awards

    Broadway Shutdown
    Broadway Shutdown Extended Through May 2021 Due to COVID-19Broadway Will Remain Closed at Least Through MayNYC Venues opening soon?
    Broadway Will Be a While. These Venues Say They’re Ready Now.Several NYC Theatres Hope to Reopen Soon for Socially Distant Indoor PerformancesBroadway Flash Mob
    Watch Bernadette Peters and an All-Star Ensemble Perform a Surprise Rendition of ‘Sunday’ in Times SquareTony Awards
    Tony Awards to Announce Nominations Next Week and Hold Ceremony Who Knows WhenA Guide to the Shows Eligible in This Very Strange SeasonMacArthur Grant
    Larissa FastHorse Named MacArthur FellowActors' Equity VS. SAG
    There’s Not Much Work for Actors. Now Their Unions Are Fighting.Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA in Stalemate Regarding Streaming Theatre ProductionsActors’ Equity President Blasts SAG-AFTRA For Launching “Sham Investigation” Into Equity’s Internal Affairs; Guild Responds – UpdateUK
    U.K.’s Culture Recovery Fund Distributes £257 Million to Arts Venues in 1st Round of GrantsStreaming:
    StAnnsWarehouse.orgHenry IV  OCT16–22The Tempest OCT 23– OCT 29Henry IV, The Tempest and Julius Caesar OCT 30 – NOV 1sheffieldtheatres.co.ukHere's What She Said to Me NOV 3curveonline.co.ukMy Beautiful Laundrette  Indefinitelytheatreworksusa.orgWe The People OCT 25-NOV3


     

    • 33 min
    Episode 11: The AEA Strike of 1919 & Francis Wilson

    Episode 11: The AEA Strike of 1919 & Francis Wilson

    In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss the Actors taking it to the streets in 1919 and the first president of the Actors' Equity Association, Francis Wilson.

    • 36 min
    Episode 9: Times Square and Julie Taymor

    Episode 9: Times Square and Julie Taymor

    In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss the Disney-fication of Times Square and Julie Taymor bringing a world of influence to the Broadway Stage.


    Sources:
    Times Square
    History of Times SquareNew York City Economy Prospered Amid Nationwide Recession of 80'sTheatre in NYC: History - Part IIIWikipediaRevival On Broadway: With the help of Walt Disney Co., Times Square is staging a comeback. But some fear the loss of the district’s soul.Explaining the 1990s economic boom — before Hillary doesBroadway and the Beast: Disney Comes to Times SquareJulie Taymor
    Women making History at the Tony AwardsTaymor World Theater FellowshipJewish Women's Archive: Julie TaymorO Magazine: Oprah talks to Julie TaymorTop 10 Highest Grossing Broadway ShowsIBDBIOBDBIMDB

    • 40 min

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