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CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Reading of 2018 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – The Universe's Greatest Love Story by Cynthia Gan

Cynthia Gan, 14, won the Grades 7 to 9 category of the 2018 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge. Her poem on the total solar eclipse of 2017 was inspired by the star cross'd lovers and written from the perspective of Friar Laurence from Romeo & Juliet. Gan attends Richmond Christian Secondary School in Richmond, B.C. The text of her poem can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Women take men's roles at Stratford Festival

Women are taking men's roles at the normally traditional Stratford Festival, as organizers look for more gender parity in arts and entertainment.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Performance of 2017 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – That Something Wicked by Ali Nelson

Actress Bahareh Yaraghi performs the winning entry from the 2017 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge, Grades 7 to 9 category. "That Something Wicked" was written by Ali Nelson, who attends Abbey Park High School in Oakville, Ont. She wrote about the Syrian Civil War from the perspective of Macbeth's First Weird Sister.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Kristin Kreuk on elements of a great monologue

Kristin Kreuk (The Burden of Truth, Smallville) talks about what makes a monologue powerful from her perspective as an actor. Learning how she prepares for a performance and what makes the material easy to work with may help students prepare for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: An introduction to Shakespeare with Kenneth Oppel and Philippa Sheppard

Why does the work of Shakespeare continue to be relevant? Kenneth Oppel, author and judge for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie 2018 student writing challenge, and Philippa Sheppard, English professor at the University of Toronto, discuss the Bard's continuing popularity in the 21st century, his craft in writing the soliloquy, his ease with both humour and tougher topics like political power ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/20/2018

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Ahead by a Century

A group of Ontario high school students write and perform a play that honours Gord Downie’s music and Secret Path project. On the day of the dress rehearsal, drama teacher Scott Garbe invites a very special guest to watch scenes from the play. Tim “Redfeather” Thomas, a 74-year-old Mi'kmaq elder, talks about his own experiences in residential school with the cast.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 10

This episode of Exhibitionists look at people who create and why they do it, with host Amanda Parris.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/26/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 5 

In this episode, Exhibitionists visits artists who are tackling what gives them shivers of fear. One artist addresses the fear of moving on, a choreographer watches terrified as her work in progress is shown for the first time to a live audience, an actor faces the fear of failure, and we see an existential video about scary caves. Other artists and their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 4

The theme for Episode 4 is wanderlust. David Trevelyan talks about his mask-making and sculpture in Bali; House of Venus founder Michael Venus discusses his films, culture and wearable-art headpieces. Gemini-nominated actress and producer Jennifer Podemski explains how she turns travelling for work into an opportunity for creative development. Also highlighted: Anick La Bissonniere, Owen Pallett and the students of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/14/2016

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

The National Stand-Up Comic Mines Asperger's Syndrome for Laughs

Michael McCreary is a 20-year-old comedian with Asperger's who finds solace as a stand-up comic.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

Feature Film Billy Bishop Goes to War

More than 30 years after first mounting their celebrated stage production of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eric Peterson says he and musical accompanist John Gray have lost none of their ardour for the war hero's tale. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of The Great War, "the war to end all ...
  • 2010
  • 01:25:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special The Comedy of Errors

Borrowing from the Latin comedy The Twins, Shakespeare created this farce for the Christmas festivities of 1594. Fun is the primary aim of this romantic comedy which tells of the complications which follow when a merchant, Aegeon, enters the enemy state of Ephesus. He hopes to reunite his family years after the shipwreck which split two sets of twins and ...
  • 1989
  • 01:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Romeo and Juliet

The excitement of live theatre comes to the screen in this special Stratford production of Shakespeare's classic love story. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at a masked ball, but their love is doomed by an ancient and unreasonable grudge between their families. Stratford director Richard Monette has set the play in the time of Mussolini's Fascist Italy, ...
  • 1993
  • 02:42:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Much Ado About Nothing

Love, they say, is blind, and so it certainly seems in this sunny romantic comedy of misleading appearances, mistaken identities and deceptions both playful and perverse. As Beatrice and Benedick, old antagonists in the skirmishes of the heart, wage their "merry war" of witty insults, the villainous Don John plots to destroy a rival's happiness. But the Don has reckoned ...
  • 1988
  • 02:21:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Twelfth Night

Set in Illyria, a mythical state ruled by Duke Orsino (Colm Feore), Viola (Seana McKenna) and her twin brother Sebastian (Ernest Harrop) are shipwrecked off Illyria's coast, each believing the other has drowned. Disguising herself as a boy, Viola takes the name Cesario and enters the service of the Duke. She is sent to woo the Countess Olivia (Maria Ricossa) ...
  • 1986
  • 02:23:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Adrienne Clarkson Presents Tomson Highway: Native Voice

The popular prime-time arts program Adrienne Clarkson Presents profiles Tomson Highway, Canada's first native playwright to achieve success in Canadian mainstream theatre. The program includes a visit to Highway's home in Brochet, Manitoba, and excerpts from his play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.
  • 1990
  • 00:46:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Dido and Aeneas (Rights no longer available)

This award-winning production is a dance-opera about the Queen of Carthage, Dido, who has fallen in love with Trojan prince Aeneas. As the union of the two lovers approaches, a coven of witches plots her downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy. Conceived and choreographed by the celebrated Mark Morris, he takes a fresh and controversial approach in this adaptation ...
  • 1995
  • 00:55:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013