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London's Globe Theatre.  Tickets for the Prescott performances of "Hamlet" will go on sale April 23rd - Shakespeare's birthday!   Photo:  Todd Moe
London's Globe Theatre. Tickets for the Prescott performances of "Hamlet" will go on sale April 23rd - Shakespeare's birthday! Photo: Todd Moe

Globe's Hamlet coming to Prescott

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario, has been chosen to host the world famous Globe Theatre for productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet this summer. It's the only Canadian stop on the famed theatre's 2014 international tour.

The Globe's touring cast, from London, England, will present two performances of Hamlet on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.  Go to full article
Sascha Cole, Pippa Leslie, Margo MacDonald, Zach Counsil  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander
Sascha Cole, Pippa Leslie, Margo MacDonald, Zach Counsil Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet)" at GCTC

A funny thing happened on the way to the theatre. . . What if two of Shakespeare's tragedies, Othello and Romeo and Juliet, were actually comedies? This clever play sends both of them off in unexpected directions - and in iambic pentameter, no less.  Go to full article
Raoul Bhaneja as Hamlet. Photo: Andrew Kenneth Martin
Raoul Bhaneja as Hamlet. Photo: Andrew Kenneth Martin

Theatre Review: "Hamlet (solo)" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

You've never seen a Hamlet like this. It concentrates on the actor, the text and the audience. If you decide to give it a try, it would be helpful to re-read Shakespeare's Hamlet beforehand. Hamlet (solo) runs in the NAC Studio through November 23.  Go to full article
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, <i>Celtic Fairy Tales</i>, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer.  Photo:  Adirondack Shakespeare Company
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, Celtic Fairy Tales, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer. Photo: Adirondack Shakespeare Company

A dose of Shakespeare in the Adirondacks this fall

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company celebrated its fourth summer season in Schroon Lake, but they're not packing up the scenes and sonnets just yet. The company is gearing up for its first foray into autumn programming, and is planning a full production of Love's Labour's Lost in Schroon Lake, Glens Falls, Upper Jay and Essex next month.

Budget constraints forced the troupe to cut back on productions this summer. Artistic Director Tara Bradway told Todd Moe that they focused on children's programming. But, it'll be back to the Barb this fall.  Go to full article
Kelly Penner, David Snelgrove & Warren Bain  Photo: Production Ottawa
Kelly Penner, David Snelgrove & Warren Bain Photo: Production Ottawa

Theatre Review: "Maid for a Musket" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott

"Maid for a Musket" runs in rep with "Hamlet" at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre in Prescott Ontario through August 17. The outdoor venue is on the bank of the St. Lawrence River where the audience faces Prescott's scenic Harbour.  Go to full article
Eric Craig as Hamlet, Paul Rainville as the Gravedigger in <i>Hamlet</i>. Photo: St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Eric Craig as Hamlet, Paul Rainville as the Gravedigger in Hamlet. Photo: St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Another summer of Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

Comedy, tragedy and history are all part of this summer's lineup at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario. Todd Moe crossed the border to talk with artistic director Ian Farthing and some of the Canadian actors in this season's productions of Hamlet and Maid for a Musket.  Go to full article
<i>The Player's Advice to Shakespeare</i> is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott.
The Player's Advice to Shakespeare is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott.

Preview: "The Player's Advice to Shakespeare" in Prescott

Canadian actor Greg Kramer has been getting rave reviews for his performance in the one-man show, The Player's Advice to Shakespeare. It'll be performed Friday and Saturday night in Prescott, Ontario, presented by the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. It's been nominated for two Capital Critics Circle awards -- Best Actor and Best Director -- for the best in theatre on stages in the Ottawa area.

Kramer plays one of Shakespeare's actors, imprisoned in the Tower of London, who has some advice for the Bard. But he'd better hurry, because he's been handed a death sentence. Todd Moe talks with Greg Kramer who says the show is a passionate, and at times humorous, plea for theatre.  Go to full article
Alix Sideris as Titania, Ron Klappholz as Bottom  Photo: Lynn Chagnon
Alix Sideris as Titania, Ron Klappholz as Bottom Photo: Lynn Chagnon

Theatre Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott

A Midsummer Night's Dream is running in rep with Othello at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott through August 18. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Letting Shakespeare's plays speak for themselves

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is back for their third annual Summer Festival Season in the region. But don't expect lavish costumes or sets. The company prides itself in presenting Shakespeare "in the raw", without the need for traditional sets and props.

Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Tara Bradway, who is also one of the twelve actors in the company. This summer, they'll perform The Twelve Labors of Hercules, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.  Go to full article
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>.
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A decade of Shakespeare in Prescott

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its tenth summer season in Prescott, Ontario. The Kinsman amphitheater, along the waterfront, is home to the Festival. A decade ago, a small group of actors brought a production of Romeo and Juliet to Prescott, and it proved to be a success. It's now the largest outdoor professional Shakespeare festival in Ontario, attracts some of the best talent and features two plays as well as an educational program for aspiring actors.

Todd Moe heads down to the waterfront for a conversation with artistic director Ian Farthing and some of the actors for their thoughts on this year's productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Go to full article

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