Get in the Mood for Halloween with “The Scottish Play”

Summer is ending. The kids are heading back to school, even though it’s still hot as Hades, and the first costumes just appeared in the stores. While the Pandora Society is already revving up for our Halloween Masquerade, we understand that it’s difficult to imagine the chills and thrills of October while the community pools […]

Something Wicked(ly Cool) This Way Comes

“Let’s stop pretending that theatre can’t be captured on screen,” Michael Billington (2014), theater critic for the Guardian, claims in support of England’s National Theatre Live project, which broadcasts live productions to cinemas in the UK and Ireland. There are even some venues in the US that show the live broadcasts, although they are scattered far and wide. For those who do not live near one of these theaters, seeing the productions would still be somewhat out of reach except for the newest addition—the Digital Theatre APP. With this new technology, fans can see performances by their favorite actors/actresses heretofore only readily available to those who lived in Great Britain or had the means for international travel on a regular basis. And the performances by such notables as David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Richard Armitage, and David Morrissey, are stunning.

Sherlock as Shakespeare – Wait, What?

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in a world without motion pictures. That didn’t stop him, however, from becoming one of the most familiar characters to grace the silver screen. In 1900, the first known movie starring Sherlock Holmes appeared. Since then, dozens of films and television series have grown out of the same original stories by […]

This Day in History – December 8th, 1660

Typically our time travels tend to remain in the 19th century, but today we are surfing the time vortex back to the mid 17th century and landing in London, England on Saturday, December 8th, 1660. The English Civil War that raged between 1642 and 1651 brought about many changes; one that resulted in King Charles the […]

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