Take a trip to the theatre

William Shakespeare may have written that all the world’s a stage, but today on #LoveTheatreDay, all Europeana is a stage. We’ve searched our collections to find artworks and photographs which give a glimpse into theatrical life over several hundred years. …


Lope de Vega – never short of a drama

Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio was born 25 November 1562 and died on 27 August 1635. He was a terrifically prolific writer and one of the best dramatists and lyric poets of the Spanish Golden Century of Baroque …


A little bit about Brecht

‘It’s all very Brechtian’ – a phrase I’ve heard many times referring to some theatrical production or other. I take it to mean that there’s minimal set, the actors are all very serious, they wear black and they spend most …