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18 January 2020

Groundling & Crow’s Caesar

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Julius Caesar is a tragedy for the masses. For the uninitiated, many Shakespearean tragedies are at least somewhat familiar because his work has transcended every cultural boundary: of course you …

07 December 2019

Inside a Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Performance

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If it’s hard to convince new audiences to give Shakespeare a chance, why not take it to them? Shakespeare-In-Hospitals goes to “traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces” with traditional and non-traditional …

21 November 2019

Midsummer, BASH’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There is something quite delightful about walking into a bar, grabbing a beverage and settling in to watch a show. If you are familiar with this feeling, odds are you …

08 November 2019

Shakespeare Series: All’s Well That Ends Well w/ Ted Witzel

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With the help of some of the best and brightest Shakespeare fans in the world, we’re diving deep into 38 plays in 35 episodes (Henrys IV & VI only get one episode a piece; …

28 October 2019

The Shakespeare Series: The Winter’s Tale w/ Jeannette Lambermont-Morey

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With the help of some of the best and brightest Shakespeare fans in the world…

13 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Henry VIII & Mother’s Daughter

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Shakespeare earned the right to phone it in. It was clear that even his less daring and promising works would be feted beyond their merits – anything bearing his name …

10 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Bard on the Beach’s Coriolanus in Vancouver

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This, its 30th year of existence, was my first Bard on the Beach season…

06 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Bard on the Beach’s Taming of the Shrew in Vancouver

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Spaghetti Western is a popular approach for Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy (in fact this production…

04 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Drama

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Drama is where the Stratford Festival tends to swing for the fences, doubling down on heavy hitting actors playing incredible tragedy on big stages through brutal runtimes. A sampling of …

03 September 2019

2019 at the Shaw Festival

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After I saw Brigadoon, the Shaw Festival’s magical staging of a reimagined classic musical, I right away sat down to write about the experience. At least for me, the night …

13 July 2019

Stratford, 2019: Merry Wives

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The Merry Wives of Windsor is an obtrusively fat play in many senses. With about 472 disparate characters and plot threads, it’s in desperate need of trimming. It also packs …

17 May 2019

The Shakespeare Series: Macbeth w/ Marcel Stewart

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With the help of some of the best and brightest Shakespeare fans in the world, we’re diving deep into 38 plays in 35 episodes (Henrys IV & VI only get one episode a piece; …

11 April 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Frank Cox-O’Connell (2018)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Frank Cox-O’Connell is a multi-hyphenate theatre artist who came up through …

23 February 2019

hamLIT

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What does it mean for a performer to take on a role? Prince Hamlet, Ravi Jain’s radical reframing of the Shakespeare classic remounted here by Canadian Stage and Why Not …

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