Today in Theatre History: WAGNER & OLIVIER, May 22

Wagner at 200

Wagner at 200

A much younger Olivier

A much younger Olivier

Bet you didn’t know that Richard Wagner and Laurence Olivier share the same birthday, 94 years apart.  Had he not died in 1883, Wagner would be a whopping 200 years old today.  Meanwhile, Olivier–who died in 1989–would have been a comparatively spry 106.

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