The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)

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CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

thaumaturg
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Pronunciation: \ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work

2014-2015 Season:
Amadeus
Next to Normal
It's A Wonderful Life
One Night in Miami
Herzog Rep
After the Revolution
4000 Miles
Marley
Play Labs

The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.

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masters-littleone:

Vincent Price doing a reading of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

I love this ever so much.

Price + Poe = Priceless

#CSPoe

(Source: theinkstainedlittleone, via egl350poe)



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greggorysshocktheater:

Vinnie by Darrel Bevan

greggorysshocktheater:

Vinnie by Darrel Bevan

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Return of the Living Pub Lab

you may recall our McDonagh pub labs last spring? well, the concept is back and bigger than ever. this coming monday, it’s coming to life on north ave in balto! come and join us, jump in or just drink along.

The Twilight Zone: It’s Alive!
October 15th, 7pm
Liam Flynn’s Alehouse, 22 W. North Ave, Baltimore
CENTERSTAGE explores the strange, creepy, and culturally pervasive world of The Twilight Zone through live readings of touchstone episodes. Join us, and join in: read a role, add sound effects, or follow along with our special Twilight Zone drinking game. You won’t want to miss this surreal, silly, surprising night of stories from the sixth dimension. 100% free theater (bar tab is on you though).



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Open a door to another dimension…

The Twilight Zone: It’s Alive!

Pub Lab is back: October 15, 7pm. Liam Flynn’s Ale House.

In conjunction with our current productions of Enemy of the People and …Poe, CENTERSTAGE explores the strange, creepy, and culturally pervasive world of The Twilight Zone through live readings of touchstone episodes. Join us, and join in: read a role, add sound effects, or follow along with our special Twilight Zone drinking game. You won’t want to miss this surreal, silly, surprising night of stories from the sixth dimension.



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Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day
In Baltimore lives the legacy of one of the United States’ most famous writers—Edgar Allan Poe. In his lifetime, Poe never received the sort of attention that he deserved. But despite harsh critiques from famous writers such as T.S. Eliot (who happened to despise Poe but love Baudelaire despite the fact that Baudelaire was influenced by Poe), his name and his work continue to live on. Today, October 7th, Poe’s fans and followers will commemorate his death and his life. (via Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day | Writer vs the World)
Cast of #CSPoe headed over to take part. Join the commemorations, and then come see the production of …POE @CENTERSTAGE_MD!

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day

In Baltimore lives the legacy of one of the United States’ most famous writers—Edgar Allan Poe. In his lifetime, Poe never received the sort of attention that he deserved. But despite harsh critiques from famous writers such as T.S. Eliot (who happened to despise Poe but love Baudelaire despite the fact that Baudelaire was influenced by Poe), his name and his work continue to live on. Today, October 7th, Poe’s fans and followers will commemorate his death and his life. (via Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day | Writer vs the World)

Cast of #CSPoe headed over to take part. Join the commemorations, and then come see the production of …POE @CENTERSTAGE_MD!



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Amazing infographic of Poe death scenes (via Edgar Allan Poe death scenes - graphic | Books | guardian.co.uk)

Amazing infographic of Poe death scenes (via Edgar Allan Poe death scenes - graphic | Books | guardian.co.uk)



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Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. ~Edgar Allan Poe, “Eleonora”


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John Polidori, author of The Vampyre, was hired as Lord Byron’s personal physician and secretary. Polidori received his doctorate at only 19, one of the youngest recorded graduates of the University of Edinburgh where he studied mesmerism and wrote his thesis on sleepwalking. …Polidori’s nephew, Michael William Rossetti…published the diary his uncle had written in Switzerland chronicling the eventful summer of 1816 at the Villa Diodati where both The Vampyre and Frankenstein were conceived. 
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John Polidori, author of The Vampyre, was hired as Lord Byron’s personal physician and secretary. Polidori received his doctorate at only 19, one of the youngest recorded graduates of the University of Edinburgh where he studied mesmerism and wrote his thesis on sleepwalking. …Polidori’s nephew, Michael William Rossetti…published the diary his uncle had written in Switzerland chronicling the eventful summer of 1816 at the Villa Diodati where both The Vampyre and Frankenstein were conceived. 

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Christopher Walken, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry & Other Celebs Read Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Seriously. Christopher Walken, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry & Other Celebs Read Tales by Edgar Allan Poe | Open Culture


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