May 30, 2011

Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2011 season

 Last summer Fira and I had an amazing experience going to Stratford to see The Tempest with Christopher Plummer as part of the Stratford Shakspeare Festival.
The town is couple of hours from Toronto, has a variety of restaurants and little boutiques to help you enhance your "theatrical" experience before or after the play.
You can read Fira's review of The Tempest from last year, that, hopefully, conveys that Stratford Festival truly is a world-class theater event.

The season runs from April till October.
The List of Plays includes, besides Shakespeare's Twelfth Nights and Richard III, more modern classics such as Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar.

As a part of my grade 12 English summer course, we were taken to see Hamlet "live" at one of the theaters in Stratford. It was an amazing trip. Since then, for many years, Stratford is a part of my summer theater experience.

Check out the website for more info on Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

The Grapes of  Wrath

Richard III by Shakespeare

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