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The Mousetrap at 66: why is this the world’s longest-running play?

Quentin Tarantino came to see The Mousetrap two years ago. I wish I hadn't been told this, because when I recently caught the play, which this week clocks up its 60th year in London's West End, I couldn't help wondering what he might do with Agatha Christie's creaky old detective story. Blood, gore, black humour, circuitous chatter. It could [...]

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The golden age of murder: Agatha Christie and the Detection Club

Almost everyone has heard of crime novelist Agatha Christie, and many have likely come across the term 'the golden age of detective fiction'. But until now, little has been known about the Detection Club, the mysterious social network to which Christie and other major 'golden age' writers belonged  The Detection Club was founded in 1930 [...]

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The mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie

On Friday 3 December 1926, the English crime novelist Agatha Christie vanished from her home in Berkshire. It was the perfect tabloid story, with all the elements of one of Christie's own 'whodunnit' mysteries. So what was the truth behind her disappearance? Here, historian Giles Milton explores the author's 11 missing days, and the unprecedented [...]

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ESSAY BY TIFFANY ANTONE Radical Empathy is the Theatre Artist’s New Job 08 February 2017 This article initially began with the words “We have failed.” I was burning up at the mind-numbing lack of compromise between party lines, pained by the inability of neighbor to love (or at least respect) neighbor, and stunned at the [...]

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In Search of Authenticity — Including Disability in Theatre

ESSAY BY ANDREA KOVICH courtesy or Howlaround In Search of Authenticity Including Disability in Theatre 17 January 2019 In an interview with the San Francisco Observer in 2005, playwright John Belluso eloquently explained why he chose to write about disability in his body of work: It is an experience that shapes my life and view [...]

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Why Do Holiday Songs Make Us Happy?

There is a reason that you hear Holiday music wherever you go as soon as November rolls around. A big part of this is due to the joy that comes with it. But why do these feelings emerge? Music and Our Brains: The relationship between sound and our brains is unique and complex. After Sound [...]

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We Are Doing a New Thing!

    La Palabra Hablada: Spanish-speaking Spoken Word at Stageworks Theatre! Sunday, December 16th, 7-9pm    “La Palabra Hablada:” Spanish-speaking Spoken Word at Stageworks Theatre, is a brand new initiative created for the following:    - establish space for our Spanish-speaking artists, poets, and musicians to share their craft   - provide entertainment for our Spanish-speaking [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Are Doing a New Thing!

Lateness, fighting, phones: Seven etiquette violations to avoid at the theater (and a few to disregard)

Performing Arts Critic Andrew Meacham, Tampa Bay Times Published: August 1, 2018 Updated: August 1, 2018 at 12:10 PM You might recall the evening of Nov. 8, 2016. Millions of Americans watched election returns coming in, including what seemed like every third audience member attending opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in [...]

By | August 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Lateness, fighting, phones: Seven etiquette violations to avoid at the theater (and a few to disregard)