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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

Stratford Festival Macbeth

This Shakespeare favourite is a haunting story of ambition and its dark consequences, where a military hero and his wife conspire to seize the throne of Scotland. Starring Ian Lake as the power-mad Scottish King and Republic of Doyle's Krystin Pellerin as a charming but devious Lady Macbeth, the show was among the festival's top-selling tickets of all time.
  • 2017
  • 01:55:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2018

Stratford Festival Love's Labour's Lost

Four young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning – only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight.
  • 2017
  • 01:55:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2018

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

Stratford Festival Antony and Cleopatra

The contentious story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to life in the Stratford Festival's production of Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the ...
  • 2015
  • 01:56:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/06/2017

Stratford Festival King John

When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother's anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. This Stratford Festival production stars Tom McCamus and Seana McKenna, with commanding performances by Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins. ...
  • 2015
  • 01:56:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/06/2017

Stratford Festival The Adventures of Pericles

A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre; another snatches it away. Many years must pass before fate guides the wandering hero to a poignant reunion with the family he thought he had lost forever. A reviewer in the Waterloo Region Record had this to say: "[Director Scott Wentworth] sets the story in Victorian times, as ...
  • 2016
  • 01:55:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

Stratford Festival King Lear

A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear resonates as never before. This powerful production by North America's leading classical theatre company stars the incomparable Colm Feore and is directed by the Stratford Festival's acclaimed artistic director Antoni Cimolino.
  • 2015
  • 01:56:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

Stratford Festival Hamlet

A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel – and the most famous question in all of drama. Just some of the reasons why Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will hold you spellbound. This Stratford Festival production stars Jonathan Goad as Hamlet, Adrienne Gould as Ophelia and Tom Rooney as Polonius. Directed by Antoni Cimolino, ...
  • 2016
  • 01:55:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/21/2017

Stratford Festival The Taming of the Shrew

Courtship or conquest? The breaking down of a defiant spirit – or a breakthrough that liberates a heart deprived of love? Is there a battle of wills that’s fiercer or funnier – or more hotly controversial? This Stratford Festival production of the Shakespeare classic stars Ben Carlson and Deborah Hay and is directed by Chris Abraham.
  • 2016
  • 01:55:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/21/2017

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

CBC Drama Special The Taming of the Shrew

Petruchio, a strutting suitor, sets out to undermine the spirit of Katharina, the bad tempered object of his affections. As his wife, it is her duty to care for him more than for herself. Starring Len Cariou and Sharry Flett, this production is now a Stratford classic. Shakespeare's rollicking 16th century battle of the sexes is treated in a traditional ...
  • 1982
  • 02:33:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/19/2016

CBC Drama Special The Taming of the Shrew

Despite complaints that it's the most chauvinistic play ever written, The Taming of the Shrew continues after 400 years to be one of Shakespeare's biggest crowd-pleasers. Richard Monette's rollicking 1989 Stratford treatment is set in a colourful Italy of the 1950s. Colm Feore depicts Petruchio as a swaggering leather-jacketed street bandit who roars up to marry Kate (Goldie Semple) on a sporty ...
  • 1988
  • 02:38:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

CBC Drama Special Michel Tremblay's Les Belles-soeurs

Germaine, a Montreal housewife, has won a million Gold Star stamps (stamps given out by grocery stores, which customers stuck into little booklets and exchanged for goods like barbecues and lawn chairs) and has invited all the women she knows to come over and help her stick them into the booklets. As they stick, the women discuss the men in ...
  • 1977
  • 01:41:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/24/2015

Feature Film Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town uniquely blends fact with fiction; Stephen Leacock's own life with his literary creation. The elder Stephen Leacock (Gordon Pinsent) is both the narrator of the film and a wry, ghost-like presence in it. His boyhood self, Stephen Leacock (Owen Best) at age 14, and his real parents – Agnes (Jill Hennessy) and Peter (Rick ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Feature Film The Secret of the Nutcracker

This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12-year-old Clara’s mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father who is fighting as a pilot in World War II. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic. The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till ...
  • 2007
  • 01:27:08
  • 9-12
  • 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 As You Like It

This delightful romantic comedy, lavishly staged by the Stratford Festival, has been a favourite with audiences throughout the centuries. In this acclaimed production John Hirsch directs Roberta Maxwell and Rosemary Dunsmore as Rosalind and Celia, with Andrew Gillies as Orlando and Nicholas Pennell as Jaques. Pitting young love against the vanity of the court, the fairytale play tells the familiar ...
  • 1983
  • 02:39:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013