Stratford Festival


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Stratford Festival

April-November
What started in Stratford, Ontario, in 1953 as a six-week Shakespearean drama festival under the artistic leadership of Alec Guinness and Irene Worth has since expanded into a 26-week event drawing an audience of half a million people. All of Shakespeare's plays have been performed here over the years, as well as works by Sophocles (c. 496-406 b.c.e.), Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Jean-Baptiste MoliÅre (1622-1673), Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Richard Sheridan (1751-1816), Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), and a number of Canadian playwrights. The festival's repertory company, known as the Stratford Company, goes on tour during the months when the festival is not in session.
CONTACTS:
Stratford Festival
55 Queen St.
P.O. Box 520
Stratford, ON K1A 1J5 Canada
519-271-4040
www.stratfordfestival.ca
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 52
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 73
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 161
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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