Listening to Amanda Röntgen-Maier

Amanda Röntgen-Maier has to be one of the most under-appreciated composers I know. Born in Landskrona, Sweden, in 1853, she was the first woman to graduate as a Director of Music from the Royal Academy in Stockholm. She was clearly exceptionally talented: this was considered the Academy’s most difficult exam, and she passed with the... Continue Reading →


How to stage a radical Shakespeare

It’s April 1920, and we’re in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’re on our way to the Lorensberg Theatre, to see a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Critics have been raving about it. It’s been hailed as marking a new ‘epoch in Swedish theatre history’, so we’re off to see what all the fuss is about.... Continue Reading →

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