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

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 11: The Grand Guignol & Paula Maxa

10/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:21

Hear & Now: October 26, 2020

10/26/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:27

Episode 10: The American Revolutionary War and Mary Otis Warren

10/21/2020
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'...

Duration:00:35:57

Hear & Now: October 16, 2020

10/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:51

Episode 9: Times Square and Julie Taymor

10/14/2020
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 —...

Duration:00:40:06

Hear & Now: October 7, 2020

10/7/2020
Charlie and Cara discuss the proposed reopening of theatres on the West End, a reimagination of how artists are contracted in the US, grant opportunities to keep BIPOC arts spaces open, and what's streaming. Articles referenced: West End Shows Announce a Return, Even as U.K. Coronavirus Cases RiseSome West End Musicals, Including Six, Plan to Return in NovemberAgatha Christie's The Mousetrap to Reopen in London This FallAndrew Lloyd Webber, All Alone in the Moonlight, Participating in a...

Duration:00:33:37

Episode 8: Noh Theatre

8/4/2020
In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss how Japan's Noh theatre emerged from stripping for sunlight and Kan'ami and Zeami keeping theatre in the family. HEAR AND NOW - 03:00 - THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR 04:50 -Theatregoers’ Willingness to Return Is Trending Down, Data Show 07:50 - We Experienced the First West End Show Staged With Social Distancing. Here's What It Was Like. 09:05 - Future Stages 12:00 - BeAnArtsHero.com 13:15...

Duration:00:57:36

Episode 7: Women in Opera and the Caccini Sisters

6/27/2020
In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss how Europe had to make a whole new art form to finally put women center stage and get personal with the multitalented Francesca and Settimia Caccini.

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 6: Here & Now, Black Lives Matter

6/20/2020
Cara and Charlie discuss the American Theatre's renewed investment in social justice in the wake of protests surrounding the murder of unarmed black citizens. Resources: Arts Activism Resources@alyraehe on Instagram of the UncertainT Podcast )Black Theatre MattersWe See You, White American Theatre PetitionTheatre Makers of ColorTheatres Not Speaking OutAnnie E. Casey Race Matters AssessmentAvoiding racist phrasing

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 5: Roman Theatre and Terence

5/23/2020
In this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss how theatre popped up between gladiator matches in Rome and Europe's first playwright of color, Terence (one name, like Madonna). Sources: Western TheatreHow American Theatre Has Prevailed Through HistoryThe Night Before Pearl Harbor V Was for Variety Reconciliation, Resolution, and the Political Role of "Oklahoma!" in American Consciousness Theatre in the Modern WorldTHEATRE HISTORY - Restoration to PresentThe Cambridge Guide...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 4: Post World War II and Lorraine Hansberry

5/15/2020
On this episode of Theatre is Dead, Cara and Charlie discuss how drama got depressing after World War II and get personal with playwright, Lorraine Hansberry.

Duration:00:42:03

Episode 3: Theatre in Mesoamerica and Juana Inés de la Cruz

5/9/2020
In this episode, Cara and Charlie talk about Spanish missionaries delivering terrifying theatre to Mesoamerica and get personal with Juana Inés de la Cruz a proto-feminist playwright. also a nun.

Duration:00:54:31

Episode 2: Litergical Theatre and the Bishop of Winchester

5/1/2020
In this episode, Cara and Charlie talk about theatre's holy comeback after 500 years in the dark and get personal with "Saint" Æthelwold who spiced up the Catholic mass with some theatre and drag.

Duration:00:49:47

BONUS: Notes From the Fans

4/30/2020
Cara and Charlie receive their first feedback in this bonus episode.

Duration:00:02:44

Episode 1: The Flu of 1918 and Lillian Gish

4/23/2020
In Theatre is Dead's premiere episode Cara and Charlie talk about theatre's reaction to the Flu Pandemic of 1918 (A.K.A. the Spanish Flu), parallels to COVID-19 and Lillian Gish.

Duration:01:00:47