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Stratford Festival Timon of Athens

Timon’s compulsive generosity makes him the most popular man in Athens – until his funds run out. Now, embittered by ingratitude, what will he do when his city comes under attack?
  • 2018
  • 01:57:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2020

Stratford Festival Romeo and Juliet

Two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, are embroiled in a long-standing and deadly feud. One night, Romeo, a Montague, gate-crashes a party being given by the Capulets.
  • 2018
  • 01:57:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/13/2020

Stratford Festival The Tempest

In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take? Staring Martha Henry as Prospero and Michael Blake as Caliban.
  • 2019
  • 01:57:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/13/2020

Stratford Festival Coriolanus

The Stratford Festival's "riveting" and "exhilarating" (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by genre-defying theatre artist Robert Lepage, explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. Starring André Sills as Coriolanus.
  • 2019
  • 01:57:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/13/2020

The National The growing influence of AI and technology

Artificial intelligence could eventually replace human relationships as AI is developed to understand people better than fellow humans. Author Yuval Noah Harari spoke to Rosemary Barton about how technology is influencing our daily lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

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 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

Pirate's Passage Pirate's Passage

Based on the critically acclaimed children’s novel by William Gilkerson (winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature), this animated film stars one of Canada’s acting legends, Donald Sutherland, who voices the lead character, Captain Johnson. The story is set in 1952 in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia, a town that was famous 250 years ago as a port for ...
  • 2015
  • 01:28:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2015

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

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