Stratford Festival on Film: Spring 2019
Saturday, May 18 - Monday, June 17, 2019
The Stratford Festival, in picturesque Stratford, Ontario, presents a seven-month season of a dozen or more plays, together with a Forum of about 150 other events, all designed to enrich, engage and entertain. The Festival presents an eclectic variety of Shakespeare, large-scale musicals, classic comedy and drama, and newly commissioned works. Since its first season in 1953, it has welcomed more than 28 million theatregoers from around the world, people who flock to this small Canadian town for unparalleled theatre, fabulous shopping and a thriving culinary scene. In 2015, under the leadership of Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney, the Festival embarked upon a 10-year initiative to capture the entire Shakespeare canon in spectacular HD, bringing the work of this renowned company to audiences around the world.
“IF THERE WAS EVER ANY DOUBT ABOUT SHAKESPEARE’S RELEVANCE IN THESE MODERN TIMES, A TRIP UP TO STRATFORD CANADA WOULD DASH SUCH THOUGHTS.” – Frank DiLella, New York 1
“ONCE BITTEN, YOU’RE BOUND TO BE SMITTEN… STRATFORD IS FULL OF PASSION, AND HAS PLENTY TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT. IT MAY VERY WELL BE WHAT I HOPE HEAVEN WILL BE LIKE.” – Mark Shenton, Playbill
“THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW INCREDIBLE CLASSICAL THEATRE CAN BE, AND HOW MUCH CANADA HAS TO OFFER THE WORLD ARTISTICALLY.” – Eric McCormack, star of Will & Grace