Readers’ Theater: School for Scandal! September 28, 29
September 25, 2013

“Zounds, Madam! You had no taste when you married me!” Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born in Dublin, raised in England, and one of the major stars of the 18th Century English stage. His mother was a playwright and his father was an actor-manager. He studied at Harrow, settled in London at age 21, with his …continue reading »

Unquiet Brilliance: Richard Burton
September 2, 2013

“When I was a lad of eighteen, our king died in London and left no one to succeed him. Only a sword, stuck in an anvil, that stood on a stone. Written on the sword, in letters of gold, it said ‘Whoseover pulleth this sword of this stone shall be king of all England’. Many …continue reading »