Two actors, two plays

Although Samuel Foote and Ira Aldridge may seem an improbable pairing, both have featured in recent plays on the London stage. Foote, an eighteenth-century actor and playwright, is portrayed in Mr Foote’s Other Leg, played by Simon Russell Beale, while Ira...

SPOT Newsletter: 11 October 2011

British History in the Long 18th Century 30 March 2011 Sarah Lloyd (Hertfordshire) Ephemeral Lives: On writing a ticket-centred history of 18th-century Britain Tickets: lottery tickets, theatre tickets, turnpike tickets, admission tickets and so forth.  In the...