PRODUCTION RESEARCH

Part of our mission at Beacon Theatre Productions is to educate through theatre. To fulfill this part of our mission, we offer talk-backs following performances and study guide packets for mentors at our Mentor Matinee productions.  

 

Explore further reading based on current and past productions by clicking on the photos below. For reviews of past production, click here.

C.S.Lewis Web Site

Visit the official website of C.S. Lewis, complete with a timeline, biography, and blog posts.

Freud NYT

This NY Times article is about "Moses and Monotheism," Freud's last completed book, which is discussed in the play, Freud's Last Session.

Outbreak of War 1939

Read these compelling personal stories--collected by the BBC--of British citizens facing the outbreak of war in 1939.

Mother Bethel AME Church

Learn more about the original AME Church, founded by Richard Allen in Philadelphia.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Learn more about the creator of one of the most iconic literary characters, Sherlock Holmes.

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Freud's chair was rather special - find out why,

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Mary Todd Lincoln exclaims that William Herndon fabricated the story of the former romance betweeen Abraham Lincoln and Anne Rutledge. What do you think?

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Who was Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

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Frederick Douglass came to appeal to Mr. Lincoln on behalf of the unfair treatment of the "colored" soldiers in the Union Army. Learn more about this amazing man and his writings:

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The play, "Mr. President, I'm Frederick Douglass" only touches on some of the issues and differing views of these two influential men. Read more here.

Valerie Joyce

Valerie Joyce - TedX: African-American women, from colonial times through the early nineteenth century, found ways to make bold choices within the confines of their situations.

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There was more to Mary Todd Lincoln than you may realize...

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By writing 300+ stories about the every day American in the later 1800s, O. Henry earned his place on a U.S. stamp.

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Arthur Conan Doyle played on the same Cricket team as JM Barrie (Author of PETER PAN) - learn 18 more facts about the man who opened the world to deductive reasoning.

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