Under the leadership of former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, author John Ralston Saul and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium features lectures on democracy, civic engagement and citizenship with an opportunity for participants to engage through round-table discussions. In this, its first visit to Stratford, the Symposium will include the following events:
• Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul: “Adopting” One’s Culture
The Church Restaurant, 70 Brunswick Street, Friday, August 9, at 5:00 p.m.
A dinner with Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul and other special guests from the First Nations. Admission: $140.
• Shawn A-in-chut Atleo: First Nations and the Future of Canadian Citizenship
Avon Theatre, Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m.
The 11th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture delivered by the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Introduced by John Ralston Saul. Admission: $20.
• Diaspora Dining - SOLD OUT!
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Saturday, August 10, at noon.
Following Shawn A-in-chut Atleo’s address, join him, Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul and other guests for an intimate round table featuring food from our local diaspora. Admission: $45.
Honest Villains and Noble Killers: The Iago/Othello Character Dynamic
Studio Theatre, Thursday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
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
Support for the Symposium is generously provided by Dr. Jules and Josephine Harris. Admission: Free, but tickets must be reserved.
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.