‘King Lear,’ ‘Rent’ among highlights of Stratford Festival’s 2023 slate

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Stratford Festival is bridging old and new with a 2023 slate featuring fresh takes on Shakespeare classics, beloved musicals and familiar stories.

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The famed theater company in southwestern Ontario has announced it will stage 13 plays between mid-April and October under the season’s theme “Duty vs.

The Stratford season opener will hear Shakespearean traditions starting with “King Lear,” followed by productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Richard II” and “Love’s Labor Lost.”

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The festival will turn up the volume with a pair of musicals, the rock opera “Rent” and the Arthurian comedy “Monty Python Spamalot”.

The lineup also features Mary Shelley’s monstrous tale “Frankenstein Revived” and a new adaptation of the children’s fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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Canadian stories coming on stage include the historical satire “Woman of the Fur Trade”, the seminal Quebecois play “Les Bells-Sours”, and the Stratford-commissioned “Casey and Diana”, preparing for a visit to the Toronto AIDS hospice. Princess of Wales in 1991.


Source: globalnews.ca

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