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Charles Dibdin and the music for Garrick’s Jubilee

unknown artist; Called ‘Charles Dibdin (1745-1814)’; Royal College of Music; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/called-charles-dibdin-17451814-215908 Early in the morning of 6 September 1769 the Shakespeare Jubilee began with cannon fire, bell-ringing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Sep 2020

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773)In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 24 Jun 2020

March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be READ, The Beggar’s OPERA.” An itinerant performer toured New England in the fall of 1769, placing newspaper advertisements to promote his performances...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2020

Guest post by Erato ‘The Golden Rump’

I am delighted to welcome back a guest who writes under the pen name of Erato.  Her article last time was about her then latest book –  The Cut of the Clothes: A Story of Prinny and Beau Brummell. Today she is here to talk about her new...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Feb 2020

13e symposium d’histoire de l’art de la mairie du XIe : « L’opéra parisien : du théâtre à la synthèse des arts » (Paris, 23 octobre 2019)

Suite au gala des 350 ans de l’Opéra qui s’est tenu au Palais Garnier le 8 mai dernier, la Mairie du 11 désire rendre hommage aux trois siècles et demi de création symphonique que la ville de Paris a mis en œuvre...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 14 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

Pride and Prejudice: The Opera

Pride and Prejudice, an opera written by Kirke Mechem, will make its debut November 20th-23rd at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, located on historic Mt. Vernon Place in Baltimore. This event is part of the Peabody Opera Theatre, Johns Hopkins University....
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Sep 2019

Garrick’s Jubilee in London

A fanciful engraving of Garrick performing his Ode By the end of September 1769 Stratford-upon-Avon must have been returning to humdrum normality after the excitement of David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee that had taken over the town earlier in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Sep 2019

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 16, 1769). “Will be read, The BEGGAR’s OPERA.” Many advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers encouraged colonists to participate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2019

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773)In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 7 Aug 2019

“This is not the end!”: 1719!, Jacobite Ballads, and Scotland’s Cyclical History of Resistance

Since January 2019, the Scottish Opera has been holding interactive performances of a Jacobite-themed production entitled 1719! in dozens of primary schools across Scotland. The opera addresses the Jacobite wars, in particular, the minor rising of 1719,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 31 Jul 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

The stone bullet

In 1829 a surgeon from Wolverhampton, William Lewis, contributed this unusual surgical tale to The Lancet: John Roden, a boy about 11 years of age, (of the Deanery-row,) of a spare habit and pale complexion, received a shot wound on the...
From: Thomas Morris on 4 Jun 2019

Bruit force

Committee reports aren’t exactly famed for their entertainment value. But while leafing through the 1850 volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association I found one that contained an unexpected gem: Buried deep within this lengthy...
From: Thomas Morris on 26 May 2019

A watch spring, a bean and a clove of garlic

An 1868 issue of a French journal, the Bulletin général de thérapeutique médicale et chirurgical, contains this case report contributed by Paul Pamard, chief of surgery at the Hotel Dieu hospital in Avignon. Pamard was unusual...
From: Thomas Morris on 2 Apr 2019

Britain’s first heart surgeon

Earlier today I was interviewed on TalkRadio about a man I believe to have been Britain’s first heart surgeon – an exciting discovery I made a few months ago. Listen to my conversation with Paul Ross here: When I wrote my history of cardiac...
From: Thomas Morris on 26 Feb 2019

Outlander, from Season 4, Drums of Autumn: a question of rape, violated heroes; Claire marginalized

Brianna (Sophie Skelton), just after she’s been raped (Season 4, Episode 10) Friends, Since writing about the first half of Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the American colonialist past, a book of fathers & ghosts, I’ve watched the whole...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2019

The first caesarean in Ireland

Caesarean section is now the most commonly performed major operation in many parts of the world. A study published in The Lancet a few months ago estimated that around 30 million caesareans take place worldwide every year; in the UK over a quarter of...
From: Thomas Morris on 8 Feb 2019

Eighth time lucky

You may be familiar with this dramatic photo, which has been doing the rounds recently on social media (mainly thanks to Lindsey Fitzharris – @drlindseyfitz on Twitter – if you’re not following her, you should be) It shows Leonid Ivanovich...
From: Thomas Morris on 18 Jan 2019

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