The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0352  Thursday, 7 June 2007

From: 		Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 23:37:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 	Stratford Festival 2008 Rumours

 From today's article in the Toronto Star:

"All's well that ends well as Stratford returns to its roots"
Jun 06, 2007 04:30 AM
Richard Ouzounian

After an opening week in which its Shakespearean productions were far 
from its shining hour, one takes pleasure in reporting that the 
Stratford Festival's incoming regime seems intent on placing the work of 
the Bard front and centre in its first season.

The Star has learned that all four shows on the flagship Festival 
Theatre stage next season will be written by William Shakespeare.

Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and All's Well That 
Ends Well are expected to make up the playbill at the 1,826-seat venue 
responsible for the lion's share of festival revenue.

This can be taken as a solid sign that the festival is returning to its 
classical roots and away from the model of more recent years, in which 
multiple musicals and family-styled adaptations like To Kill a 
Mockingbird were allowed to dominate the schedule.

Complete Article: http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/221979

Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue

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