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Othello Spin-off in Ontario
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1098  Friday, 11 May 2001

From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 May 2001 10:39:50 -0400
Subject:        Othello Spin-off in Ontario

Anyone heading to Stratford, Ont this summer might be interested in the
following.  The Blyth Festival is a smaller, regional theatre festival
located about 20-30 minutes north of Stratford.

> this summer The Blyth Festival is presenting a play co-authored by Stratford's Michael "Earnie" Taylor (of Humphrey & The Dumptrucks fame/notoriety).  I haven't a prayer of adequately describing this production, but I will say it's a musical version of Othello, set in 20th-century Saskatchewan (!).  Earnie is the guitarist/Musical Director, I'm on acoustic bass, and Glen Soulis (of The Beirdo Bros.  fame/even-WORSE-notoriety!) appears on violin and flute.

      --------- BLYTH FESTIVAL INFO: --------------------

from their web site,
http://www.blythfestival.com/

"The Blyth Festival bursts into song with this year's Canadian Classic
"Cruel Tears" by Ken Mitchell and Humphrey and the Dumptrucks. It's a
country and western opera as a daring young truck driver woos his boss's
daughter only to find jealousy and betrayal round the bend of a
dangerous road.   Critics described Cruel Tears as "an astonishing
theatrical event" when it toured across Canada in 1970"

Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick Shakespeare Multimedia Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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