Stratford Shakespeare Festival at 60

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For more than half a century, theater lovers have been heading a couple of hours west of Toronto to enjoy summertime performances of Shakespeare plays.

Celebrating its 60th season this summer, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario offers the expected fare – this season with Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, and Cymbeline – as well as Sophocles, Gilbert & Sullivan, Broadway musicals, new plays, a one-man show by a world-famous Canadian actor, and more.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood just got back from his annual visit to Stratford, and reports on some of the cross-section of offerings he saw.

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