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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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