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Restoration Theatre: Rakes, Fops and Wenches

Talks - History; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

The return of Charles II led to the re-opening of theatres after the 18 year closure of public playhouses under the Commonwealth Government. The new theatres saw the first actress on the stage replacing the cross-dressing males, a new generation of great actors and lively, boisterous audiences. Restoration Theatre brought the morals of the court onto the stage in its comedies of city life and an era of great playwriting was unleashed.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Malcolm Jones

Meet The Speaker, Malcolm

Malcolm is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures on many aspects of theatre.

Since 2009, he has lectured on the Victoria & Albert Museum Short Course and Year Course Programmes, devising and developing a range of courses on Theatre History and Practice. He also lectures on theatre for Road Scholar USA and London Arts Discovery Tours for theatre groups visiting UK from America.

Malcolm was Workshop and Events manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden for 10 years where he was responsible for lectures, Study Days and workshops for adults and interviewed many leading British actors and directors. He has lectured and led workshops at many drama schools including RADA, The Actors Centre and Rose Bruford College. He has chaired panels and post show talks for Ambassadors Theatre Group. While at the Theatre Museum Malcolm contributed to many television and radio programmes

Preparing for the Event

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