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Theatre is Dead
Cara & Charlie
Theatre Is Dead, a podcast hosted by Cara and Charlie, explores the many deaths and rebirths of Theatre throughout the centuries.
Oct 30, 2020
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 Gordon* * *The Horrors of the Grand Guignol: Crash Course Theater #35* * *IMDB, Paula Maxa**The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre* * *The unexpected talent of Paula Maxa, the actress who was killed 358 times [translated]* * *Stage Death: from offstage to in-your-face* * *GrandGuignol.com* * *The Findesiecle Paris Theater Whose Performances Were Literally Torturous* * *Fangrrls Forgotten Women of Genre, **Paula Maxa*
Oct 26, 2020
Hear & Now: October 26, 2020
* Tony Nominees * Little Shop of Horrors: Live, in person, in New Hampshire * American Alliance for Theatre & Education to Host Leaders of Color Institute * Alliance for Jewish Theatre Announces Virtual 2020 Conference * ‘Black Acting Methods’ was the best-selling theatre book this past summer * Dallas Summer Musicals Launches Virtual Professional Development Platform for Arts Educators Streaming * Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone * Skeleton Crew * Baby Bear, Moon on a Stick Productions * AmeriQUEER * It Came From Theatre 3 * 12 Angry Men and Women * Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home
Oct 21, 2020
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 THEATRE* * *On 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 Virginia* * *British Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary War* * *CONGRESS BANS THEATRE!* * *Mercy Otis Warren American writer and historian* * *Revolutionary War BIOGRAPHY Mercy Otis Warren* * *National Women's Hall of Fame: Mercy Otis Warren* * *Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814)* * *National Women's History Museum: Mercy Otis Warren* * *Lego stop animation: Mercy Otis Warren * * *
Oct 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-19* * *Broadway Will Remain Closed at Least Through May* NYC 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 Performances* Broadway Flash Mob * *Watch Bernadette Peters and an All-Star Ensemble Perform a Surprise Rendition of ‘Sunday’ in Times Square* Tony Awards * *Tony Awards to Announce Nominations Next Week and Hold Ceremony Who Knows When* * *A Guide to the Shows Eligible in This Very Strange Season* MacArthur Grant * *Larissa FastHorse Named MacArthur Fellow* Actors' 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 Productions* * *Actors’ Equity President Blasts SAG-AFTRA For Launching “Sham Investigation” Into Equity’s Internal Affairs; Guild Responds – Update* *UK* * *U.K.’s Culture Recovery Fund Distributes £257 Million to Arts Venues in 1st Round of Grants* *Streaming:* * *StAnnsWarehouse.org* * *Henry IV **OCT16–22* * *The Tempest **OCT 23– OCT 29* * *Henry IV, The Tempest and Julius Caesar **OCT 30 – NOV 1* * *sheffieldtheatres.co.uk* * *Here's What She Said to Me** NOV 3* * *curveonline.co.uk* * *My Beautiful Laundrette ** Indefinitely* * *theatreworksusa.org* * *We The People** OCT 25-NOV3*
Oct 14, 2020
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 Square * New York City Economy Prospered Amid Nationwide Recession of 80's * Theatre in NYC: History - Part III * Wikipedia * Revival 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 does * Broadway and the Beast: Disney Comes to Times Square *Julie Taymor* * Women making History at the Tony Awards * Taymor World Theater Fellowship * Jewish Women's Archive: Julie Taymor * O Magazine: Oprah talks to Julie Taymor * Top 10 Highest Grossing Broadway Shows * IBDB * IOBDB * IMDB
Oct 7, 2020
Hear & Now: October 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 Rise * Some West End Musicals, Including Six, Plan to Return in November * Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap to Reopen in London This Fall * Andrew Lloyd Webber, All Alone in the Moonlight, Participating in a COVID Vaccine Trial * Oxford Covid vaccine trial suspension: what happens next? *Labor* * At Soho Rep, a Revolutionary Idea: Put the Creative People on Salary * https://playwrightsrealm.org/2020-21-season * https://arsnovanyc.com/2020-21 * Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle * http://www.aapacnyc.org/ * White Actors and Directors Still Dominate Broadway Stages, Report Finds *What's Next* * Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters * New Initiative Will Grant $156 Million to Arts Groups Run by People of Color *Streaming* * https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/what-the-constitution-means-to-me-movie-amazon.html * https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/david-byrne-american-utopia-hbo-trailer.html * https://www.vulture.com/article/the-boys-in-the-band-netflix.html * DIANA MUSICAL TO BE FILMED & RELEASED ON NETFLIX AHEAD OF BROADWAY DEBUT * writeoutloudsd.com * openstagehbg.com * http://www.publictheatre.org
Aug 4, 2020
Episode 8: Noh Theatre
*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 - Black Theatre Coalition 15:00 *- *Wait for It: The Hamilton Oscar Debate Is Not Over 15:30 - The Room 15:50 - Finish the Fight 16:40 - Girls Like That, Synergy Theatre 18:10 - The National WW2 Museum 18:18 - Only the Brave Musical * *18:51* **- *‘Gotham Refuses to Get Scared’: In 1918, Theaters Stayed Open *19:00 - Historical Context : The Origins of NOH Theatre Sources: * * * **https://www.the-noh.com/en/world/history.html* * * **http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat20/sub131/item716.html#chapter-1* * *Homosexuality & civilization by **Crompton, Louis, 1925* * * **https://www.britannica.com/biography/Zeami* * http://andrejkoymasky.com/ * *
Jun 27, 2020
Episode 7: Women in Opera and the Caccini Sisters
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.
Jun 20, 2020
Episode 6: Here & Now, Black Lives Matter
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 (curated by *@alyraehe** on Instagram of the **UncertainT Podcast** )* * Black Theatre Matters * We See You, White American Theatre Petition * Theatre Makers of Color Survey * Theatres Not Speaking Out * Annie E. Casey Race Matters Assessment * Avoiding racist phrasing
May 23, 2020
Episode 5: Roman Theatre and Terence
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 Theatre - Encyclopaedia Britannica * How American Theatre Has Prevailed Through History * The Night Before Pearl Harbor * V Was for Variety * Reconciliation, Resolution, and the Political Role of "Oklahoma!" in American Consciousness * Theatre in the Modern World * *THEATRE HISTORY - Restoration to Present* * The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre
May 15, 2020
Episode 4: Post World War II and Lorraine Hansberry
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.
May 9, 2020
Episode 3: Theatre in Mesoamerica and Juana Inés de la Cruz
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.
May 1, 2020
Episode 2: Litergical Theatre and the Bishop of Winchester
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.
Apr 30, 2020
BONUS: Notes From the Fans
Cara and Charlie receive their first feedback in this bonus episode.
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 1: The Flu of 1918 and Lillian Gish
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.
1 hr 1 min