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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 …

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; …

12 May 2019

The COC’s Otello

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company’s production of Otello is passionate, bleak, dramatic, and nearly everything one could want from an opera. Based on Shakespeare’s tempestuous tragedy, it is far from a …

25 April 2019

As You Like It Bash’d

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Theatre company Shakespeare BASH’d “is an actor initiative that… produces Shakespeare’s plays in social settings”, “with simple staging, clear and sympathetic language, and an emphasis on the text and actors …

11 April 2019

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

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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 …

08 April 2019

How To Shakesbeers: The Official Audience Guide

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My favourite theatre fundraiser of the year is always Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s Shakesbeers Showdown…

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 …

18 February 2019

Othello Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Many Shakespeare plays present an imposing barrier to entry even for educated audiences. Directors devise increasingly inventive ways to make them accessible or relevant – or at least to have …

18 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Elizabeth Saunders

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. Elizabeth Saunders-Brown is a theatre director, teacher, writer and actor, known …

30 November 2018

Featured Event: Shakespeare-in-Hospitals Homecoming Gala

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Over the last three months, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s ensemble…

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