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Rogues & Vagabonds · 6h ago

Archive Book Review • SHAKESPEARE’S WIFE by Germaine Greer • pub. Bloomsbury Publishing • 2007

You know you are in for a good read when an intellectual and academic, who also happens to be the adopted mother of Austral-British feminism, gets to grips with the thorny issue of Shakespea...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 22h ago

13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the folks who could make history on Sunday Source: 13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1d ago

I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the industry. My first film job at th...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 2d ago

The Essential John Ford Films. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

Hollywood film director John Ford was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on February 1st 1894 and died on August 31st 1973, at the age of 79. He is best remembered as one of the best directors of...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 4d ago

On 75th of ‘Casablanca,’ the ‘Delightful’ New History ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca’ Tells All – Tablet Magazine

One day on the set of Casablanca, Peter Lorre persuaded a few soundmen to rig up a wire in the room where director Michael Curtiz, much like Claude Rains’ Capt. … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 5d ago

The Opera of Paris:  We Also Procure Our Ballerinas to Wealthy Men | Victorian Paris

The title of this post is not an exaggeration, although the Opera directors would have preferred a more subtle one or, ideally, a complete silence on the subject.  The Béraud’s … Continue re...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 6d ago

‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural conscio...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 6d ago

Did You Know…? Peg Woffington and David Garrick | Rogues & Vagabonds

Did you know that the Irish actress Peg Woffington [c 1718 to 1760] was once the mistress of David Garrick [1717 to 1779] and that they lived together in London at No … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1w ago

In the (not so bleak) mid-winter – Friends of the Leas Pavilion

After our Christmas break, we’re back with a short update… The Pavilion is still having regular inspections and we are pleased to say that most of the urgent works have … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1w ago

THE BURNLEY EMPIRE THEATRE | Beauty Bellezza Beauté

The Empire Theatre in Burnley, UK. The Empire Theatre in Burnley opened in 1894 with seats for 1,935 and hosted acts from around the world. Photos (1 to 6): Mark … Continue reading →