|Country and Region||Canada — Ontario|
|Type of Festival||Drama|
|Location of Festival||Stratford, Ontario, Canada|
|Festival Contact Information|
In the years since its first season in 1953, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (formerly known as Stratford Festival of Canada) has set benchmarks for the production not only of Shakespeare, Molière, the ancient Greeks and other great dramatists of the past but also of such 20th-century masters as Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams. In addition to acclaimed productions of the best in operetta and musical theatre, it has also showcased and in many cases premired works by outstanding Canadian and other contemporary playwrights.
Drawing audiences of more than 600,000 each year, the Festival season now runs from April to November and includes a full programme of Fringe activities, including concert recitals,discussion sessions and readings by celebrated authors. It offers an extensive programme of educational and enrichment activities for students, teachers and other patrons, and operates its own in-house school of professional artist development: the Stratford Festival Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training. The Festival is currently building a $50-million Endowment Foundation to ensure that its founders dream remains a reality for all time.
|Festival Dates||April - October 2013 TBA|
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Merchant of Venice
- Fiddler on the Roof
- The Three Musketeers
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