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Guelph Public Library Lecture
Main Branch, 100 Norfolk Street
Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

A talk on Measure for Measure by Mark Fortier. Admission is free; no tickets required.

Toronto Reference Library Lecture
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street
Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

A talk on Measure for Measure by Alexander Leggatt. Admission is free, but tickets are required. These may be booked online through the library beginning four weeks in advance.

Hamilton Public Library Lecture
Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Road West

Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m.
A talk on Measure for Measure by Graham Roebuck. Admission is free; no tickets required.

Adam Gopnik: Shakespeare and Feasting
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Friday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m.
Raised in Canada, essayist and commentator Adam Gopnik is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Join him for this celebratory dinner and hear his thoughts on banquets and the Bard. Cash bar. Admission: $75.

Four Shakespeare Masterpieces at the Stratford Festival: Present and Past Productions of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice
The Festival Exhibition, 104 Downie Street (across from the Avon Theatre)
Open daily during the Festival’s opening week, May 27 to June 2. Otherwise open Wednesdays through Sundays, June 5 to October 20.
Weekday and Saturday hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in May, June, July and August; 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in September and October.
Closes at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Different days or times may be available on request. The space is accessible and guided tours are available.
Admission: $6 adults; $5 seniors and students; $4 per person for groups of 10 or more; free admission for children under the age of 13.

Original Pronunciation, with Tim Carroll
Studio Theatre, Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.
Using scenes from Romeo and Juliet as illustration, the director explores the implications of original pronunciation in the performance of Shakespeare's plays. Admission: $20.

Exhibition Talks
The Festival Exhibition, 104 Downie Street
Saturdays, June 8, 22 and 29; July 6, 20 and 27; and August 3 and 24, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Festival artists and artisans discuss their contributions to past and present productions of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice. Cost included in admission to the Exhibition.

Speakers confirmed to date:

June 22 - Seana McKenna and Miles Potter

July 27 - Carmen Grant and Tom Rooney

August 24 - Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino

Jordan Peterson: The Necessity of Virtue
Festival Theatre Lobby
Wednesday, June 12, at 11 a.m.

Regular contributor to TVO’s Big Ideas, University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson examines the necessity of virtue as evidenced in the story of Measure for Measure. Admission: $10.

Reform It Altogether: Directing Shakespeare Today
Studio Theatre, Sunday, July 14, at 11 a.m.
With directors Chris Abraham, Tim Carroll, Antoni Cimolino and Martha Henry. Chair: David Prosser. Admission: $10.

Stanley Wells: Sex and Love in Verona, Venice and Vienna
Studio Theatre, Friday, August 16, at 5:00 p.m.
Stanley Wells is Honorary President, Life Trustee and former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, emeritus professor of Shakespeare studies at the University of Birmingham and general editor of the Oxford and Penguin Shakespeares. Admission: $20.

Table Talk
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Friday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m.
Buffet lunch, followed by a talk on Measure for Measure by Graham Roebuck. Please reserve at least 48 hours in advance. Cash bar. Admission: $37.

Faith and Religion in Shakespeare's Plays
Tom Patterson Theatre, Thursday, August 15, at 9:30 a.m.
In this special Talking Theatre event, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino talks to Paul Edmondson, Head of Knowledge and Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Rev. Dr. Edmondson was ordained as a priest in 2011. Free admission.

What's Past is Prologue: Classical Theatre in Our Times
Studio Theatre, Sunday, August 18, at 10:30 a.m.
With artistic directors Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival), Jackie Maxwell (Shaw Festival), Peter Hinton (recently of the National Arts Centre) and others. Moderator: David Prosser. Admission: $10.

Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar Omar: Shakespeare in Kabul
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, August 22, at 11 a.m.
The authors will sign copies of their book, Shakespeare in Kabul, following the talk. Free admission.

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