Ireland’s National Theatre: Abbey Theatre (Amharclann na Mainistreach

Founded in 1903 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, two of the central proponents of the literary revival movement of the twentieth century, the Abbey Theatre‘s history is rooted in the development of the Irish national identity. The movement sought to improve intellectual life in Ireland through the written word and the Abbey’s artistic […]

Bridgeport Connecticut’s Historic Bijou Theatre Renaissance

As the oldest surviving movie house in the country, the revival of the Bijou Theatre brings a unique attraction to downtown Bridgeport.  First opening as a silent movie house and venue for vaudeville acts in 1910, the theatre continued to operate under the names the Rivoli and Studio Cinema, as it changed owners over the […]

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Loretto Chapel & The Miraculous Staircase

The centerpiece of this historic site is the spiral staircase located in the back of the chapel. Upon the completion of the chapel’s construction in 1878, it became apparent that there was no way to access the choir loft. As the story goes, several carpenters were called on to address the problem and they all […]

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