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28 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: The Glass Menagerie

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In Tennessee Williams’ extensive canon, The Glass Menagerie stands out as the original “memory play”: the work is framed as the hazy recollections of the main character, whose reliability as a …

14 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: Rope

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If staging the perfect murder is hard enough, staging a good murder mystery has its own challenges. With all the mischievousness of its main characters, Patrick Hamilton’s Rope dodges those …

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 …

02 August 2019

Shaw, 2019: Brigadoon

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This show hit me straight in the heart. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to say that about a Shaw musical and I’m grinning ear to ear to …

27 March 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Sarena Parmar

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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. Sarena Parmar wrote Outstanding New Play nominee The Orchard (After Chekhov) based …

23 March 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Shawn Ahmed

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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. Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play nominee Shawn Ahmed was so good …

26 November 2018

Crows Mainspace: Middletown

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This Crow’s remount of the 2017 Shaw production of Will Eno’s Middletown, is the story of a generic town, equidistant from its neighbouring towns, with a stable population, elevation, not too …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: War

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: Peace

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

04 August 2018

Shaw ’18 Must-See: The Orchard (After Chekhov)

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Arguably the greatest challenge faced by a festival with as strict a mandate as The Shaw Festival’s “plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, and plays about the period of …

10 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: André Sills

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners…

09 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Moya O’Connell (2017)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards…

07 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Alessandro Juliani

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee…

06 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Sanjay Talwar

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Sanjay Talwar returned to the Shaw Festival in 2017 to play …

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