The Regency Academe


Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Classes:

October Class

Talent and the Ton: Theatre in Late Georgian and Regency Times
Class Dates: October 15th – November 12th, 2016
Cost: $20 non-member, $15 BM member
To Register:

Talent and the Ton: Theatre in Late Georgian and Regency Times

The theatre world of this period presents a rich opportunity to study the rise of celebrity and the development of playhouses and stagecraft.

Topics covered in this class: London’s major and minor theatres (inside and out); seasonal entertainments; the Italian Opera; the theatrical calendar; personalities and performers (on and off the stage); audiences in high, middle and low life; aristocratic patronage; politics and the theatre; managers, playwrights, composers, musicians, singers, dancers, and performing children; behind the scenes (green room, scenery, costumes, etc); the provincial circuits; spas and resorts; theatres abroad; dates and significant occurrences; debuts, famous performances, and farewells; fires and reconstruction; images of theatres and portraits of theatrical personalities; bibliography.

Margaret Evans Porter is a former actress, enthusiastic playgoer, avid memorabilia collector, and theatrical historian. Whether researching fiction or nonfiction, she routinely visits the great libraries and theatrical research centres in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and the US, examining the rarest primary source materials: letters, ledgers, diaries, scripts, playbills, prints, and other ephemera. The male protagonist of her recent historical novel A Pledge of Better Times (written as Margaret Porter) is Charles Beauclerk, son of actress Nell Gwyn and King Charles II. Her next two books are set in the 18th century theatre world, and several of her critically acclaimed and bestselling historical and Regency novels feature theatrical characters and settings. More information is available at and She tweets as @MargaretAuthor.


Upcoming Classes in 2016:


Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

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For information about becoming a presenter or submitting a workshop proposal, contact Caitlin Hemphill at



In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
Contact Caitlin at to request assistance.

What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

Need Help?
Contact Caitlin Hemphill at

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