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Shakespeare alfresco
« on: June 06, 2007, 05:45:22 PM »
...This June marks the 25th anniversary of Canada’s longest-running alfresco Shakespeare, Toronto’s Dream in High Park, produced by Canadian Stage. But it isn’t alone in its longevity. Calgary’s Shakespeare in the Park is toasting its 20th year in July, Saskatoon’s Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is turning 22, and Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach has just launched season 18. They’re joined by younger Bardfests in, among other cities, St. John’s, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton...

...Then there are nature’s unpredictable effects. Gaze recalls a production of King Lear starring his mentor, Stratford legend Douglas Campbell, with Campbell’s son Torquil as the Fool. “I’ll never forget, just before the Fool said, ‘Winter’s not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way,’ a whole flock of geese flew past the back of the tent. That was fantastic.”...
Economics is a human creation, borders are human creations and nature doesn’t give a damn about these things. - David Suzuki


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