All posts by Alexandra Appleton

Alex is a freelance writer and editor with a PhD in theatre history. She is also a performer and director, previously running a successful theatre company and youth theatre company in the north of England. Alex is from the UK and lives just outside London with her young family. She is enjoying introducing them to the theatre!

Playwright Chronicles: Marco Antonio Rodriguez

Here at StageAgent we have had a busy few months adding guides for exciting new works. Working with a host of new playwrights from across the globe, our catalogue of shows now also features a wide-range of guides for new full-length and one-act plays and musicals. We have built up fascinating new relationships with our diverse and inspiring group of new playwrights.

We were interested in learning what inspires these playwrights creatively, why they started out as a writer, and the challenges they have faced along the way. Over the course of a series of new blog posts, we will be asking playwrights to share their experiences and shine a light on how they set about writing many of the new works that are featured on StageAgent. First up, we are very pleased to introduce a wonderful playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez! 

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Your Guide to the 2018 Olivier Awards

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With the 2018 Olivier Awards due to take place on Sunday 8 April at the majestic Royal Albert Hall in London, let’s take a whistle stop tour of the hit shows to have played the theaters of the West End this year. Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the best of London theater and this year is no exception!

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It’s Pantomime Season! Oh no, it isn’t!

Join StageAgent on a whistle stop tour through the history and evolution of the modern day pantomime. Who are the character archetypes that appear in pantos? What are some of the typical staging elements in a panto? How does pantomime relate to commedia dell’arte? And how might elements of panto show up in mainstream theatre? Read Alexandra Appleton’s latest blog and explore all that is the pantomime.

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First Steps to Tackling Shakespeare

We have all heard of William Shakespeare. His plays are regularly performed across the globe, and they frequently feature as prominent texts on school/college syllabuses. Yet getting to grips with Shakespeare’s works can be tricky. What is an iambic pentameter? And how do you interpret some of the unusual sounding words written over 400 years ago? Whether you are studying his plays, or engaging with them for pleasure, this blog post will hopefully help guide you along the fascinating road to getting to grips with the Bard!

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