Passion, Romance, and Intrigue in "Othello"
Themes of jealousy, passion, and betrayal in Shakespeare's "Othello" are as gripping today as they were in the 18th century, says Performing Arts Manager Todd Norris.Author(s):
Education for Citizenship in Revolutionary City
To bring life to the struggles and principles of the 18th century is the goal that guides Revolutionary City programs, says Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell.Author(s):
Marquis de Lafayette
Portraying the Marquis de Lafayette, Colonial Williamsburg's Mark Schneider tells the story of the Frenchman who helped save the American Revolution.
Jewish Holy Days
Jewish holidays were celebrated by a faithful few in 18th-century colonies. Martha Katz-Hyman outlines the early traditions.Author(s):
The Town Before the Town
An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.Author(s):
Wit's Last Stake
Eighteenth-century farce delights 21st-century audiences. Todd Norris describes timeless comic themes.Author(s):
Fashion and Function
A corset's engineered strictness defines the shape of the 18th-century woman. Journeywoman Brooke Welborn explains the trend.Author(s):
The Fifth Virginia Convention
The American rebels stood to lose a lot by winning the war. Sites interpreter B.J. Pryor discusses the risk of success.Author(s):
The British Constitution
The fundamentals of British law reside in the American Constitution. Historian Nancy Milton describes the English influence.Author(s):
Restoration and Reconstruction
Putting an 18th-century face on a 21st-century building is a feat of research and resourcefulness, explains Colonial Williamsburg architect Scott Spence.Author(s):
Witches in the Colonies
Author Carson Hudson shares some practical 17th-century tips for identifying witches.Author(s):
Political pressure and personal bias have hounded American journalists since the first newspapers were printed. Interpreter Dennis Watson talks about the Virginia Gazette.Author(s):
The Native Tongue
Native tribes and colonizers began a dialogue without a word in common. Buck Woodard describes the early exchanges.Author(s):
African American Programs at 30
African American programming adapts through the decades. Harvey Bakari outlines the goals of interpreting Williamsburg's enslaved population.
Ironworks at Jamestown
Virginia's soil yielded unexpected resources. Journeyman Blacksmith Shel Browder talks about an early iron foundry at Jamestown.Author(s):
On This Day
News and notices from the 18th century are the subject of a new compilation. Librarian Juleigh Clark describes the Revolutionary War Era Daybook.
The Governor's Palace at 75
Fresh eyes refocus an architectural icon. Chief Curator Emeritus Graham Hood on recomposing an 18th-century landmark.Author(s):
In Their Own Words
Old sources give fresh voice to slavery's story. Manager of African American programs Tricia Brooks explains how we know what we know.
Smallpox and the Covenant
America's smallpox eradication has its roots in 18th-century Boston.
Comic book history
Comic book author Bentley Boyd uses a vivid medium to snare new students of American history.Author(s):