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Aphra Behn, who died in 1689, was an English dramatist, fiction writer, and poet who was the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing.

One of Behn's most famous plays is "The Rover," a Restoration comedy first performed in 1677. In addition to her plays, Behn wrote novels and poetry. Her novel "Oroonoko", is considered one of the earliest English novels and is notable for its exploration of slavery and colonialism.

Aphra Behn at PG
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Title page of the first edition of Oroonoko (1688)

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"…that perfect Tranquillity of Life, which is no where to be found, but in retreat, a faithful Friend and a good Library…"

The Lucky Mistake (1689).

~Aphra Behn (14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689)

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Does anyone have recommendations of titles? I’ve enjoyed The Habit of Art and Leopoldstadt so far…

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Sound and lighting for a talent show today. Let’s gooo!

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Today’s matinee. 🎭 #theatre #antonchekhov #lincolncenter

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in 1897

The Grand Guignol is opened in Paris by Oscar Méténier.

From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialised in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (for instance Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today's splatter films.

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Livestream
12th April 18:04 hours GMT

VERDI: Messa da Requiem.

Asmik Grigorian, soprano,
Deniz Uzun, mezzo-soprano,
Limmie Pulliam, tenor,
Roberto Tagliavini, bass

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst

https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/verdis_requiem_with_grigorian_uzun_pulliam_and_tagliavani_from_leipzig/81168/

#music #classic #concert #live #theatre

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Livestream:
12th April at 18:00 hours GMT

MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major.

Carolyn Sampson, soprano,
Alexandria Shiner, soprano,
Miriam Kutrowatz, soprano,
Stefanie Irányi, mezzo-soprano,
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano,
Andreas Schager, tenor,
Adam Plachetka, bass,
Nathan Berg, bass,

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Semyon Bychkov

https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/mahlers_eighth_with_sampson_shiner_kutrowatz_iranyi_johnston_schager_plachetka__berg_from_hamburg/81167/

#music #classic #concert #live #theatre

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Livestream:
12th April at 18:00 hours GMT

The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mikko Franck plays:

SIBELIUS:
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major.
Symphony No. 6 in D minor.
Symphony No. 7 in C major.

https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/franck_conducts_sibelius_fifth_sixth_and_seventh_in_paris/81275/

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In 1959, there was an uproar in and other segregationist circles about The Rabbits Wedding, about a black rabbit and a white rabbit who got married. Written by the same author who drew pictures for Charlotte's Web and Little House on the Prairie, it struck too close to home. Now, it has been turned into a play. Piss off a Republican -- place the book in your local library and attend the play. https://eugeneweekly.com/2024/04/11/very-little-theatre-offers-an-unusual-view-of-segregation/

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in 1914.

The first English-language performance of George Bernard Shaw's comedy Pygmalion at His Majesty's Theatre is given in London starring Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Herbert Beerbohm Tree, and famously including the Act III line "Not bloody likely!".

Shaw's play has been adapted many times, most notably as the 1938 film Pygmalion, the 1956 stage musical My Fair Lady, and its 1964 film version.

Pygmalion at PG:
https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/3825

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in 1923.

Seán O'Casey's drama The Shadow of a Gunman, the first of his "Dublin Trilogy", set during the recent Irish War of Independence, opens at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

O'Casey's first accepted play, The Shadow of a Gunman. This was the beginning of a relationship that was to be fruitful for both theatre and dramatist but which ended in some bitterness. The play was followed by Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926).

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Morgen in die Oper:
12.04.2024 at 19h00 CET

MusikTheater an der Wien
Händel - Theodora

La Folia Barockorchester
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Bejun Mehta

https://operavision.eu/performance/theodora

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Good morning lovely people.
Its theatre day for me, off to Edinburgh I go (well, at 9am anyway). Really looking forward to this one, but hell, I'm exhausted already, hopefully coffee works some magic!
I hope you all have a fab day 😊

#Morning #Theatre #DaysOut

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Frankfurt Radio Symphony Live: 10. April um 11:30 Uhr

Dmitrij Schostakowitsch:
5. Sinfonie

hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Alain Altinoglu, Dirigent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZVHarfkes0

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🆕 blog! “Theatre Review: Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon”
★★★★★

There are lots of one-man plays. There are a decent number of one-woman shows. Where are the one-girl stories? This is Rosie Day's attempt to fix that imbalance. The plot isn't particularly original (it is hard being a teenage girl!!!) but the way the story unfolds is magical. It is witty, irrever…

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-instructions-for-a-teenage-armageddon/

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Theatre Review: Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-instructions-for-a-teenage-armageddon/

There are lots of one-man plays. There are a decent number of one-woman shows. Where are the one-girl stories? This is Rosie Day's attempt to fix that imbalance.

Poster featuring lots of Polaroid photos of a teenager.

The plot isn't particularly original (it is hard being a teenage girl!!!) but the way the story unfolds is magical. It is witty, irreverent, and cringey in just the right amount. Charithra Chandran has easily enough stage presence to sustain the show alone. She takes up space and brings her various antagonists to life in a stunning display of thespianism. She effortlessly floats between witty teen-angst and a deeper, more profound pain.

The staging is a delight. A plain bedroom, enhanced with video projection, and a complete absence of production trickery. It really is Charithra alone up there - dragging us through her growing pains.

In an age of cheap and infinite content on Netflix, how do you convince kids to come to the theatre? Firstly, you cast a bone-fide Netflix star and, secondly, you make the tickets reasonably priced. Decent seats in the stalls are £25 - that's excellent value for a West End show. There are plenty of seats at that price and, although you can pay up to £60, the staging means a briliant view wherever you're sat.

And - judging by the predominate age of the audience - that strategy is working! The matinee audience was full of young women excitedly talking about the show.

This is what the West End needs more of. Not hyper-expensive productions (looking at you, Stranger Things), not cynical Disney movie cash-in shows, and certainly not yet-another jukebox musical - but brilliant actors, compelling stories, and sensible prices.

The show runs until 28th April 2024.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-instructions-for-a-teenage-armageddon/

#review #theatre

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Running sound and lights for a dance performance today.

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So 07.04.2024 | 20:00 | radio3
Live-Übertragung aus der Philharmonie Berlin

Richard Strauss: Elektra

Nina Stemme - Sopran (Elektra)

Kirill Petrenko
Berliner Philharmoniker

https://www.radiodrei.de/programm/schema/sendungen/radio3_konzert/archiv/20240407_2000.html

#music #classic #oper #live #theatre

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Romeo & Juliet theatre star suffers ‘barrage’ of online racial abuse

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/05/romeo-juliet-theatre-star-suffers-barrage-of-online-racial-abuse

It is stunning that this is still happening. Identifying the pr*cks involved and shami g them (stocks are acceptable) might work.

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🆕 blog! “Theatre Review: Buffy Revamped”
★★★★★

The great thing about getting older is that the popular culture of your youth is repackaged and sold back to you with increasing urgency. Yes, I want that Lego set I couldn't afford as a kid. Why, of course I want to watch a reboot of Frasier! Another few Ghostbusters movies? I'm in! Brendan Murphy […]

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-buffy-revamped/

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Theatre Review: Buffy Revamped
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-buffy-revamped/

The great thing about getting older is that the popular culture of your youth is repackaged and sold back to you with increasing urgency. Yes, I want that Lego set I couldn't afford as a kid. Why, of course I want to watch a reboot of Frasier! Another few Ghostbusters movies? I'm in!

Brendan Murphy has prepared a dose of 100% pure 90's nostalgia and wishes to inject it into your eyeballs. Ahhh! Go on then!

The show styles itself as all 7 seasons, told in 70 minutes, from Spike's perspective. And that's just what we get. Murphy does a commendable job recreating Spike's "authentic" cockernee accent, and is delightfully dappy taking on the mantle of the other characters.

There is so much to love about this performance. The script is written by someone who obviously has great love for the Scooby Gang, but isn't afraid to point out the tropes and weirdness of the series. It is a loud, manic, cavalcade of energy - urged on by a cackling audience who recognise all the obscure quotes.

If you grew-up on Buffy, you'll enjoy this show.

Book tickets for the show and remember to bring a stake with you.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/theatre-review-buffy-revamped/

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Morgen in die Oper:

Teatro comunale di Ferrara
LIVE-Stream am 05.04.2024 um 20:00 MEZ

Vivaldi - Orlando Furioso

https://operavision.eu/de/performance/orlando-furioso

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Oh fun. Heavy rain outside. It’s dripping water onto the stage.

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