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April 9, 2021

Episode 7: Two Paintings at The Met

An examination of two works by artist John Lewis Krimmel, as they relate to the history of theater and public performance in earl…

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April 2, 2021

Episode 6: Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Four

The final installment of our story about John Bill Ricketts, with more adventures about his equestrian circus and theatrical trou…

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March 26, 2021

Episode 5: Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Three

The third in our four-part Adventure about John Bill Ricketts and his circus in Philadelphia, the temporary capital city of the n…

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March 26, 2021

Episode 4: Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Two

The second of our four-part Adventure about John Bill Ricketts, the equestrian and showman, famous for being the originator of th…

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March 26, 2021

Episode 3: Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part One

This is first section of our first deep dive, the initial Adventure in Theater History that the title of the show promises. John …

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March 26, 2021

Episode 2: Early Philadelphia Theater in the 18th Century

In this episode, we do a broad overview of Philadelphia theater and its contribution to American drama - from the founding of Pen…

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March 23, 2021

Episode 1: Welcome to Adventures in Theater History

This is the Introduction to entire Adventures in Theater History podcast. In this episode, we explain why we're here, and what we…

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