William Shakespeare ~ Actor, Poet, Playwright, and Dramatist

There is a suggestion that William Shakespeare came to Perth in 1589 as part of a troupe of English players. This company performed at the Amphitheatre in Perth – located outside the city walls and close to the Dewars Centre roundabout. William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and mother […]

William Archer ~ Dramatic Critic, Playwright, and Translator of Ibsen

Described as the most advanced prophet of the new theatre of his day, William Archer was born in Perth in 23 September 1856. Archer attended Perth Academy where he was a classmate of the biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner,┬áPatrick Geddes, and the medical pioneer, ┬áJames Mackenzie. By […]