Part of About.com's Ancient History site: a single page which makes a very good introduction to Aeschylus' work. Facts and figures, how the plays were performed, a brief biography and lots more.
Ancient Greek Theatre
A useful intro with a great deal of information. The author is Greek and is writing in English, so visitors will have to excuse the slightly odd language every now and again! Well worth a visit for the amont of information available.
Going back a thousand years before Shakespeare we have the Greeks, who began it all! This page is a brief, easy to follow introduction to classical theatre. A site about classical theatre sounds pretty dry and uninteresting, but this is very nicely put together and really quite fascinating.
French, of course, but a writer who has exerted considerable influence
over theatre internationally. There's a bibliography, some photos,
and some extracts from his poetry and prose works.
Arthur Lloyd (1839 - 1904)
A site dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter,
and music hall performer, with over 1000 pages of information and
more than 2000 images. It does not only deal - exhaustively - with
Lloyd but also with a great deal on Music Hall, Variety, Panto, theatres
and architects, actors and performers. A very detailed and important
site for anyone interested in the history of theatre, music hall and
variety in Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
A brief outline (one page) of the life and career of this Victorian actress. Some pics, and a few links to contemporary photos of Paris.
Contains a list of the plays and roles she appeared in, plus the date of first performances, from 1858 to 1922. Some plays have their own pages, most of which are very short and are, basically, footnotes, although there is the occasional illustration. There are also details of the moving pictures she made and a bibliography. More is promised in the near future.
Sarah Bernhardt (Women in Theatre site)
An intro and bibliography.
Devoted to the Elizabethan companies of child actors (such as the Children of the Chapel Royal) that provided a lot of competition for the adult companies.
The Commedia had a great influence on many aspects of British theatre,
so it well deserves its place here. Ths is a very useful site: although
described as a basic introduction, it is very thorough, at least as
far as the non-specialist is concerned.
A short biography, part of the Ellen Terry Tribute Page.