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Iago/Othello : Honest Villians-Noble Killers- Forum at Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival

Streamed live on Sep 12, 2013
In Shakespeare’s Othello, the character of Iago is key to why and how the story unfolds; Iago has even more lines than Othello. Many great actors have played both parts on stage, and every new production raises complex questions. The 2013 Festival production (the seventh in Stratford’s history), directed by Chris Abraham, will once more invite us to reflect on Othello’s implications. In this, the second annual Stratford Festival Symposium, leading artists and scholars express their views on the play.

Speakers: Ellen Geer, Artistic Director, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Los Angeles; Dr. Caroline Bicks, Boston College, USA; Bethany Jillard, Graham Abbey and Dion Johnstone, Stratford Festival company

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Shylock’s Appeals: Lawyers Discuss his arguments – At Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival

Streamed live on Oct 5, 2013
Witness the appeal of Shylock’s sentence as argued by two prominent lawyers before the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada. Actors fill in the rest of the roles, making this day in court as entertaining as it is judiciously sound. Follow the online conversation using hashtag #sfForum.


Actor/Prisoner Lamont Bryant on Performing Macbeth in Green Haven Correctional Facility

Lamont Bryant, Inmate, Green Haven Correctional Facility

00:05:13 LB: Last night was [slight cough] – I remember them coming in and their viewing the play, because this is the first actual Shakespearean production inside of