Monthly Archives: March 2015

Today in Theatre History: MRS. IBSEN GIVES BIRTH TO HENRIK–March 20, 1828

On this very day (March 20) in 1828, Marichen Ibsen, wife of wealthy merchant, Knut Ibsen of Skien, Norway, gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  For some reason they decided to name him Henrik and eventually got him involved … Continue reading

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Today in Theatre History: SHAKESPEARE ARRIVES IN NEW YORK–March 5, 1750

This day in theatre history–March 5, 1750–marks the first verifiable performance of Shakespeare in the city of New York when a semi-professional assemblage of colonists performed Richard III at an improvised playhouse on Nassau Street.  But this was not the … Continue reading

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