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Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra
Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra

Another theater marathon at Stratford Festival

Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer and Nikki M. James star in the Stratford Festival's "Caesar and Cleopatra." Our resident theatre critic Connie Meng has just returned from her annual whirlwind visit to Stratford, Ontario and told Todd Moe all about it.  Go to full article
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

Shakespeare plays are becoming a summer ritual in an Ontario river community. This year marks the sixth season of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott. It's streets have come alive with the sights and sounds of the festival, including quotes from this summer's productions on shop windows and a sculpture of William Shakespeare by a local artist. As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice open this weekend. Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Ian Farthing about another season of Shakespeare on the river.  Go to full article
Peter Hinton    (photo: Laird Mackintosh)
Peter Hinton (photo: Laird Mackintosh)

People: Peter Hinton on "Macbeth" at the NAC

Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next month at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, now in his second year as Artistic Director of the English Theatre at the NAC, is directing the show. NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng caught up with Hinton recently at his office in Ottawa to talk about his theatre craft and directing Macbeth in a 20th century context.  Go to full article
Chris Seiler (above) and Chris Johnston (below)
Chris Seiler (above) and Chris Johnston (below)

Shakespeare on-the-road in Canton

The American Shakespeare Center On Tour is at St. Lawrence University this week with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew", "Henry V" and "The Merchant of Venice". The group, based in Virginia, performs Shakespeare with the house lights on -- shattering the "fourth wall" between actors and the audience. ASC actors Chris Johnston and Chris Seiler stopped by our studios for a chat with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Steve Scott
Steve Scott

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival opens its fifth season this weekend and is expanding to two productions along the banks of the St. Lawrence in Prescott, Ontario. Two of Shakespeare's best known plays, the magical A Midsummer Night's Dream and the world's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet will be presented at the Kinsmen Ampitheatre through the middle of August. Connie Meng caught up with A Midsummer Night's Dream director Steve Scott.  Go to full article

Canton teens tackle Shakespeare

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens tonight at Canton high school's auditorium (7 pm). The plot: Lovers lives are complicated by laws, feuding faerie royalty, and...love. Todd Moe spoke with a few of the more than 40 students in the cast.  Go to full article
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Company
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare at SLU

The Blackfriars Stage Company, the touring troupe of the Shenandoah Shakespeare's American Shakespeare Center, is in residence this week at St. Lawrence University. The company will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar and Cyrano de Bergerac at St. Lawrence University through Sunday afternoon. Two actors from the touring troupe stopped by NCPR for a chat and a scene from Cyrano. Adam Segaller and Tyler Moss spoke with Todd Moe about performing Shakespeare under the original staging conditions.  Go to full article

Shakespeare Fest Opens

NCPR's resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently returned from a weekend of theatre at the 2006 Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She told Todd Moe it was an exciting weekend.  Go to full article

SLU Hosts Shenandoah Shakespeare

The Blackfriars Stage Company, a touring troupe from Shenandoah Shakespeare, is at St. Lawrence University in Canton this week. They're performing three plays Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and Return to the Forbidden Planet, starting tonight (7:30pm). Todd Moe talks with five members of the troupe.  Go to full article
William Hutt as Prospero
William Hutt as Prospero

At the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario

The Shakespeare Festival in Stratford Ontario is in full swing. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there last week and saw five plays in three days. The Stratford season runs through the first week of November.  Go to full article

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