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L 22, 1959 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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In the Ontario farmlands, the
medium-sized town of Stratford
stands out not only as an indus-
trial and railroad center, but as a
fast-growing monument to Shakes-
peare.
Only in its sixth year of produc-
tion, the Stratford Shakespearian
Festival of Canada is drawing
more and more persons to the
$1,500,000 permanent theatre
where'Shakespeare's works are an-
nually presented.
This summer, nearly 14,000 per-
sons per week have flocked to the
theatre to see performances of
"Othello" and "As You Like It,"
running through Sept. 19.
Biggest attraction of the cur-
rent season has been "Othello."
featuring Douglas Campbell as the
Moor of Venice in what Brooks
Atkinson of the New York Times
called "the most engrossing Othel-
lo this playgoer has seen any-
where."
Other attractions which have
kept attendance high are the
Music and Film Festivals, includ-
ing concerts, comic opera, folk-
singing, and rize-winning foreign
films.
Ending a two-week run Saturday

ERMANENT THEATRE-This $1,500,000 permanent theatre is the Stratford version of the Globe, where Shakespeare's plays were
riginally performed. Seating 2,190, the building contains enclosed promenades, a covered terrace, lounges and foyer, offices and complete
ackstage facilities.

FORMER TENT-This tent, having three and one-half tons of canvas and a 16-tier cement foundation, housed the Stratford Shakes-
pearian Festival until the completion of the new building in 1957. The original stage and tier seating has been retained in the new building.

SCENIC-The grounds of the Festival are lavish and well-landscaped. A wooden bridge over an
Ontario stream is included as well as the modern buildings in which Shakespeare's plays are
performed. The project was begun six years ago with an appropriation of $150,000. Since that time
the Festival has expanded considerably, including Concert and Film Festivals.
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STAGE-As was the original Shakespearian stage, the Stratford
stage is constructed on several levels. This stage was used in the
original Stratford tent and placed in the new permanent theatre.

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