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Stratford Festival Season Longest Yet Presented
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The 1958 season of the Stratford
Shakespearian Festival of Canada,
:unning 12 weeks from June 23 to
Sept. 13, is the longest yet pre-
sented by the Festival.
"Henry IV, Part One" stars
Christopher Plummer, Douglas
Campbell, Douglas Rain and
Broadway actor Jason Ribards, Jr.
and is directed by Michael Lang-
ham and George McCowan.
"Much Ado About Nothing," the
second production of the season,
is directed by Michael Langham
and stars British actress Eileen
Herlie, Christopher Plummer and
Play to Open
The third play, "The Winter's
Tale," directed by Douglas Camp-
bell will be opened in mid-season
and will feature Christopher
Plummer, Eileen Herlie, Frances
Hyland and Bruno Gerussi.
The fourth annual Festival of
Music will feature a three-week
presentation ofFThe Beggar's
Opera" by John Gay. Featuring
Marie Gauley, the leading soprano
of the Toronto Opera Festival, in
the role of Lucy Lockit and Robert
Goulet, who has appeared on
Broadway in "Melody Fair" and
on television, as well as in Various
PERMANENT THEATRE - This $1,500,000 permanent theatre was constructed on the site of the
original Stratford tent in 1956-57. It is a circular concrete structure featuring a fluted roof and
seating 2,190. The building contains enclosed promenades, a covered terrace, lounges and foyer,
offices and complete backstage facilities.
205 E. Liberty
211 S. State
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theatre presentations throughout
Canada, laying Macheath.
The 1958 Film Festival, held in
the Avon Theatre, features pre-
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miere showings of films from
various European, Asian and Latin
American countries. Such films as
"Don Quixote," "Throne of Blood"
and "Bride of the Adriatic Sea"
are being shown.
Le Theatre du Noveau Monde,
well-known company of French-
speaking Canadian actors from
Montreal, makes its second visit
to the Stratford Festival this sum-
mer where they will present Mo-
liere's "Le Malade, Imaginaire" in
French from Aug. 18 through Aug.
The Second Biennial Exhibition
of Canadian Painting, made avail-
able throughthe courtesy of the
National Gallery in Ottawa, are
on display in the former Concert
Hall. Also on exhibition are the
work of members of the Canadian.
Handicrafts Guild and, for the
first time in Canada, the wood-
cuts of a famous theatrical de-
signer, Edward Gordon Craig.
The Richard Southern Theatre
Exhibit and costumes and proper-
ties from past Stratford produc-
tions will make up other exhibits
which will be on display through-
out the 1958 season.
During the final week of the
season, a special series of school
matinees will be presented for the
high school students of the prov-
A playwriting competition to be
sponsored jointly by the Stratford
Festival and the Toronto Globe
and Mail, will offer prizes of $2,-
500, $1,000 and $750 to three plays
written after 1945 by Canadian
or resident contestants.
... as Lucy Lockit
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SHAKESPEARIAN STAGE - The stage of the original Stratford
tent was preserved when the new permanent playhouse was
erected in 1956-57. As was the original Shakespearian' stage, it
is constructed on many levels.
... in 'Beggar's Opera.
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