Contemporary Spanish genres like flamenco and zarzuela still carry the weight of cultural associations with Franco’s fascist regime.
There were, in fact, women in the audiences of Shakespeare’s plays. Some came to watch; others to sell their wares; others to get on stage themselves.
How much violence do we accept in our entertainment? 19th-century Punch and Judy shows were misogynistic, murderous, and definitely not for children.
Kathak is a classical form of Indian dance. Its practitioners use movement and gesture to tell stories, transcending gender and selfhood.
In the nineteenth century, enterprising toymakers developed a novel way to bring theater into the home.
Digital addiction is inspiring plays, books, films, and art -- just as other forms of addiction have in the past.
It's the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock festival, which was fraught with controversy before it even happened.
Born into slavery, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield broke barriers with every note she sang.
In the 1940s, American dancer Ruth Page combined poetry, performance, and personal reflection to create a new type of dance.
Harmonicas were invented in Europe in the 1820s as an aid for tuning pianos, but they didn't really take off until they crossed the Atlantic.