What to Expect from New Gaming Consoles Xbox ‘Series X’ and PS5?

The next-generation video gaming consoles are to be launched in 2020. The avid console users are waiting to see the upgrades that the devices will be coming up with to improve the gaming experience. There is always a big fight in the gaming market, even around online slots as to who offers the best-updated console.[…]

Paper Theaters: The Home Entertainment of Yesteryear

In the nineteenth century, enterprising toy makers developed a novel way to bring theater into the home. In the Regency era (early 1800s), live theater was so popular that it regularly inspired riots. In 1809, when the Covent Garden Theater tried to raise ticket prices, audiences were so incensed that they revolted. For more than two months[…]

Entertainment in Georgian Britain, from Pleasure Gardens to Blood Sports

During the Georgian period a host of entertainments were available to those seeking relief from their everyday routines. Theatre The 18th century was the great age of theatre. In London and the provinces, large purpose-built auditoriums were constructed to house the huge crowds that flocked nightly to see plays and musical performances. A variety of[…]

When Fireworks Told Stories

In Europe between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, fireworks displays were performances that told a story or symbolized real-world battles. By Livia Gershon If you like watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, you probably enjoy the colors, patterns, and brilliance of the display. But in Europe between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, there was another[…]