Theatre

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

September 6, 2018

Social life & customs, Such was life, Theatre:

Under the eye or the corner of the mouth? Does the position of your beauty spot mean you are a flirt, engaged or just cheeky? Stars, pigs and horses; from the eighteenth century onward, the beauty spot has an alluring past.

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Music, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.

Naxos/Broadway Theatre Archive, 1973

It’s a wonderful world; so many videos to enjoy, here or there!

October 16, 2015

Music, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Television, Theatre:

Some more great performances and documentaries courtesy of our video streaming services, not to mention a flashmob Choral Symphony to bring a tear to the eye.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

May 9, 2014

Film, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

William Shakespeare isn’t looking too bad for 450……. Henry IV, parts 1 & 2: Shakespeare’s Globe To many people the plays Henry IV  and Henry V hold a special place… Read More ›

Claude-Michel Schönberg visits the Library

Claude-Michel Schönberg visits the Library

October 8, 2013

Musicals, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

On Tuesday 15 October, 2013,  the State Library held an exclusive event featuring multi-award winning composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, speaking to Julia Zemiro. As a Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and… Read More ›

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

April 30, 2013

Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

As you like it : a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday May 1 in… Read More ›

Arts on Film:  Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

Arts on Film: Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

August 14, 2012

Musicals, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

Hey Mr Producer : the musical world of Cameron MacKintosh! is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday August 14 in Arts. This… Read More ›

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

May 22, 2012

Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

Romeo & Juliet : a play in five acts by William Shakespeare is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 23 May in… Read More ›

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

May 14, 2012

Musicals, New books, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

We used to call them “open access” collections, but they have been transformed into the far more appealing “browsing shelves”; a pleasant notion which carries with it the possibility of… Read More ›