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Posts tagged “Stratford Festival”

Which Is To Be Master

This is probably getting too inside-baseball about a theatre festival that most …

Posted August 28th, 2012

An Aged Man, A-Standing On A Stage – Christopher Plummer’s A Word Or Two At Stratford

The final show we took in on our most recent trip to …

Posted August 26th, 2012

A Dog Is A “Best” Man’s Friend: The Best Brothers at Stratford

One of the hallmarks of Des McAnuff’s tenure as Artistic Director has …

Posted August 26th, 2012

Riveting If Not Complex: Sophocles’s Elektra At Stratford

Sophocles has long been my least-favorite of the major Greek tragedians, and …

Posted August 17th, 2012

At Your Service: Wanderlust at the Stratford Festival

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown isn’t the only musical currently being …

Posted July 24th, 2012

Not Bad At All: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at Stratford

The familiar, dazzling world of Peanuts

Posted July 23rd, 2012

Pursuits of Happiness: Much Ado About Nothing at Stratford

Stanley Cavell, writing about “The Lady Eve,” ends his essay by talking …

Posted July 23rd, 2012

A Strange Fish: Alon Nashman’s Hirsch

“Were you always like this? Or did the war do it?” That’s …

Posted July 18th, 2012

History Is Bunk: The War of 1812 and Henry V

What we tell ourselves about war

Posted July 18th, 2012

Faerie Tale Theatre: Stratford’s Cymbeline

Considering the obscurity of the play, I’ve seen a shocking number of …

Posted July 18th, 2012

Tap Into America: 42nd Street at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Coming out of the current production of 42nd Street at the Stratford Shakespeare …

Posted June 5th, 2012

A Match Made In Heaven: The Matchmaker at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

When the Stratford Shakespeare Festival announced last year that this season they …

Posted June 4th, 2012

A Tragedy of Homeric Proportions

And now for something completely different: Macbeth acted out by the voices of “The …

Posted May 8th, 2012

Stratford’s Torch Has Been Passed

Regular readers know that my wife and I are long time patrons …

Posted March 12th, 2012

A Man From Stratford

On THE man from Stratford: There’s quotation that appears on the Shakespeare …

Posted October 28th, 2011

He Didn’t Say Play On What, But I Still Think It’s A Marvelous Idea

A good rule for art and life is: do what you love. …

Posted September 19th, 2011

Redeeming Time

I am generally averse to works of theatre that revolve around ideas …

Posted September 17th, 2011