Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday Webcasts to be Regular Feature

This time last month, we were gearing up for a live webcast with General Director Antoni Cimolino (the archived version is available here).

This time this month, we’re sorry there wasn’t a great deal of notice about the live webcast behind the scenes of Taming of the Shrew (2008) with Cimolino and director Peter Hinton.

It will be archived soon (we promise), but until then, please enjoy this good news: the Stratford Shakespeare Festival will feature a live webcast every Wednesday at 4:30 ET.

There are eight more webcasts until the season begins on April 23. Here’s what you can look forward to:

MARCH 5 – Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet (2008) with Antoni Cimolino and director Des McAnuff;

MARCH 12 – See the 76 trombones being used in The Music Man (2008) with an as-yet-unidentified host.

MARCH 19 – A sneak peek of Cabaret (2008);

MARCH 26 – Discussions (participation welcome) about classical theatre and why it is relevant – and necessary – to us today;

APRIL 2 – Guest actors (to be announced) will be featured in this webcast about Romeo and Juliet (2008);

APRIL 9 – A guided tour of the renovations at the Festival, most likely including the new Festival Theatre lobby and Discovery Centre gift shop (and perhaps the Festival Pavilion);

APRIL 16 – Hamlet (2008) gets a facelift, and you get an exclusive preview;

APRIL 23 – Promoting and discussing the uncommon works on the playbill, such as Emilia Galotti (2008) and Fuente Ovejuna (2008). The season begins with a matinee preview of Hamlet (2008)!

We’ll be bringing you updates (yes, about the mysterious guest actors) and details each week on Webcast Wednesday. Just look for the tag.

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