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The Productivity of War | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
Psychiatrist Jordan Peterson, of TVO's Big Ideas, discusses the human thirst for war....Full Description
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The Productivity of War | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
Psychiatrist Jordan Peterson, of TVO's Big Ideas, discusses the human thirst for war. What motivates the commission of atrocity? What is the relationship between belief and the regulation of emotion? Moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio's Ideas.

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Sustaining support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Foundation.
 
Support for the 2014 Forum is generously provided by Nandita & Julian Wise.
The Sonnet Man | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
With the jagged rhythms of rap and the smoothness of rhythm and blues, New York hip-h...Full Description
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The Sonnet Man | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
With the jagged rhythms of rap and the smoothness of rhythm and blues, New York hip-hop artist Devon Glover is set to inspire a new generation of Shakespeare lovers in this interactive, "edu-taining" concert showcasing Shakespeare's sonnets and the story of The Sonnet Man.

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Sustaining support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Foundation.
 
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Fatherhood | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
Antoni Cimolino, Colm Feore and Scott Wentworth discuss how fatherhood has shaped the...Full Description
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Fatherhood | The Forum | Stratford Festival 2014
Antoni Cimolino, Colm Feore and Scott Wentworth discuss how fatherhood has shaped their understanding of King Lear.

The Forum Pre-show, hosted by Edward Daranyi, features interviews with King Lear cast members Sara Farb (Cordelia) and Evan Buliung (Edgar).

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Sustaining support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Foundation.
 
Support for the 2014 Forum is generously provided by Nandita & Julian Wise.
And Her Children | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
Canadian Senator and retired general Romeo Dallaire, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, founder ...Full Description
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And Her Children | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
Canadian Senator and retired general Romeo Dallaire, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, founder of the Daughters for Life Foundation, and Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada, come together for this extraordinary speakers panel, moderated by CBC Radio producer and documentary maker Karin Wells, that examines the contemporary equivalents to Mother Courage's children, and the living legacies of war.

The Forum Pre-show, hosted by Edward Daranyi, features interviews with Mother Courage and Her Children actors Seana McKenna and Geraint Wyn Davies, and director Martha Henry.

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1.800.567.1600 | http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/forum | @stratfest

Sustaining support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Foundation.
 
Support for the 2014 Forum is generously provided by Nandita & Julian Wise.
2014 Shakespeare Slam | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
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2014 Shakespeare Slam | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
Stratford Festival Forum's Shakespeare Slam -- This celebration marking Shakespeare's 450th birthday will be hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, and will showcase the Festival's 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.

Two teams of spirited debaters will square off on whether madness is inherent in the artistic process. On the one side are actor Paul Gross, famed for his portrayal of Slings and Arrows' mentally overwrought artistic director Geoffrey Tennant, and Lisa Brown, founder and executive/artistic director of Workman Arts, which celebrates and promotes the work of artists living with mental-health and addiction issues.

Opposing them are Juno Award-winning musician, Festival composer and renowned troubadour Steven Page and the Festival's resident Rhodes Scholar, the hilarious and erudite David Goldbloom, who, in addition to being past chair of the Festival's Board, is the senior medical advisor for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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2014 Shakespeare Slam | Hawksley Workman performs "Wild Abandon" | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
"Wild Abandon" from 2b theatre company's production of The God That Comes. http://w...Full Description
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2014 Shakespeare Slam | Hawksley Workman performs "Wild Abandon" | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
"Wild Abandon" from 2b theatre company's production of The God That Comes.

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2014 Shakespeare Slam | Steven Page performs "Brian Wilson" | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
"Brian Wilson" performed by Steven Page at the Stratford Festival Forum's 2014 Shakes...Full Description
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2014 Shakespeare Slam | Steven Page performs "Brian Wilson" | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
"Brian Wilson" performed by Steven Page at the Stratford Festival Forum's 2014 Shakespeare Slam.

Stratford Festival Forum's Shakespeare Slam -- This celebration marking Shakespeare's 450th birthday was hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, and showcased the Festival's 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.

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BOOK NOW & JOIN US FOR OUR 2014 SEASON!

FESTIVAL THEATRE:
King Lear
Crazy for You
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Beaux' Stratagem

AVON THEATRE:
Man of La Mancha
Alice Through the Looking-Glass
Hay Fever

TOM PATTERSON THEATRE:
Mother Courage and Her Children
King John
Antony and Cleopatra

STUDIO THEATRE:
Christina, The Girl King

STRATFORD MASONIC CONCERT HALL:
A Midsummer Night's Dream -- a chamber play
David Goldbloom @ U4 Symposium | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
Dr. David Goldbloom, scheduled to participate in the upcoming Shakespeare Slam, speak...Full Description
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David Goldbloom @ U4 Symposium | Stratford Festival Forum 2014
Dr. David Goldbloom, scheduled to participate in the upcoming Shakespeare Slam, speaks at the U4 Symposium held at Bishop's University on February 1st, 2014.

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The Forum | 2013 Stratford Festival
Antoni Cimolino announces the 2013 season. Tickets now on sale! Visit http://www.st...Full Description
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The Forum | 2013 Stratford Festival
Antoni Cimolino announces the 2013 season. Tickets now on sale! Visit http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/plays, or call the Box Office: 1.800.567.1600

(Video 15 of 15 - for full list, visit http://bit.ly/2013Season)

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OUR 2013 SEASON:

FESTIVAL THEATRE
Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Carroll

Fiddler on the Roof
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein
Directed and choreographed by Donna Feore

The Three Musketeers
By Peter Raby
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Miles Potter

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Antoni Cimolino

AVON THEATRE
Blithe Spirit
By Noël Coward
Directed by Brian Bedford

The Who's Tommy
By Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Based on the album Tommy by The Who
Directed by Des McAnuff

Othello
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Abraham

TOM PATTERSON THEATRE
Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Martha Henry

Mary Stuart
By Friedrich Schiller
Directed by Antoni Cimolino

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

STUDIO THEATRE
Taking Shakespeare
By John Murrell
Directed by Diana Leblanc

The Thrill
By Judith Thompson
Directed by Dean Gabourie
World première of a Stratford Shakespeare Festival commission
What's Past is Prologue: Classical Theatre in our Times | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino chairs a panel consisting of fel...Full Description
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What's Past is Prologue: Classical Theatre in our Times | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino chairs a panel consisting of fellow Artistic Directors Jackie Maxwell (Shaw Festival), Peter Hinton (recently of the National Arts Centre) and others to address the question "Why stage the classics today?". Moderated by Stratford Festival Director of Communications, David Prosser.

This Forum event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Stratford Festival Studio Theatre on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

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Sex and Love in Verona, Venice and Vienna | The Forum | Stratford Festival
One of the world's foremost Shakespeareans, Stanley Wells explores the relationship b...Full Description
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Sex and Love in Verona, Venice and Vienna | The Forum | Stratford Festival
One of the world's foremost Shakespeareans, Stanley Wells explores the relationship between love and sex in this season's four Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello and Measure for Measure. Rev. Dr. Paul Edmondson joins the stage to discuss the question of Shakespeare authorship. Event moderated by Stratford Festival Director of Education, Andrea Gammon.

This Forum event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Stratford Festival Studio Theatre on Friday, August 16, 2013.

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Shylock Appeals | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Witness the appeal of Shylock's sentence as argued by two prominent lawyers before th...Full Description
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Shylock Appeals | The Forum | Stratford Festival
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.

Streaming live from the Festival Theatre, Saturday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m.

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Stephen Lewis: Disability, Disillusion and Self-Discovery | The Forum | Stratford Festival
On August 17, 2013, Stephen Lewis spoke on "Disability, Disillusion and Self-Discover...Full Description
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Stephen Lewis: Disability, Disillusion and Self-Discovery | The Forum | Stratford Festival
On August 17, 2013, Stephen Lewis spoke on "Disability, Disillusion and Self-Discovery" before a live audience at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre as part of the Festival's Forum initiative. Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Broadcaster Peter Mansbridge provide their greeting and introductions.

Leader of Ontario's New Democratic Party in the 1970s, Stephen Lewis later became Canada's ambassador to the United Nations and the UN's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is currently the Board Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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Presentation features:
Antoni Cimolino, Stratford Festival Artistic Director
Peter Mansbridge, Broadcaster and News Anchor
Stephen Lewis, Board Chair of Stephen Lewis Foundation; Co-Director of AIDS-Free World
Anita Gaffney, Stratford Festival Executive Director

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Honest Villains & Noble Killers: The Iago/Othello Character Dynamic | The Forum | Stratford Festival
In Shakespeare's Othello, the character of Iago is key to why and how the story unfol...Full Description
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Honest Villains & Noble Killers: The Iago/Othello Character Dynamic | The Forum | Stratford Festival
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

Click on timecodes below to jump forward:
- Video begins at 8:26
- Video returns from intermission at 1:13:09

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Dear Mary, Dear Elizabeth Excerpt | The Forum | Stratford Festival
The following is an excerpt from the Dear Mary, Dear Elizabeth livestream held on Jun...Full Description
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Dear Mary, Dear Elizabeth Excerpt | The Forum | Stratford Festival
The following is an excerpt from the Dear Mary, Dear Elizabeth livestream held on June 28th, 2013 at the Studio Theatre.

Introduced and contextualized by Dr. Ted McGee, Festival favourites Seana McKenna and Lucy Peacock present readings of letters between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart.

More great livestreams still to come this season: https://new.livestream.com/stratfordfestival

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Exploring Canadian Citizenship: National Chief Atleo | The Forum | Stratford Festival
The Stratford Festival and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) partnered to ...Full Description
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Exploring Canadian Citizenship: National Chief Atleo | The Forum | Stratford Festival
The Stratford Festival and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) partnered to present National Chief Atleo's lecture, First Nations and the future of Canadian Citizenship, which explores citizenship, responsibility and belonging as they relate to Canadian identity, and our continued efforts at nation building.

On August 10, 2013, the 11th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecture was delivered by National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo before a live audience at the Avon Theatre in Stratford, Ontario, Canada as part of the Stratford Festival's Forum initiative.

For for information about The Forum, visit: http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/forum

Presentation features:
Antoni Cimolino, Stratford Festival Artistic Director
James (Jim) Adams, First Nations Drummer
Lee Claremont, First Nations Elder
Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
John Ralson Saul, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

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For the Love of Godot: Brian Dennehy & Jennifer Tarver | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Studio Theatre, Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. Brian Dennehy, who plays Pozzo in th...Full Description
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For the Love of Godot: Brian Dennehy & Jennifer Tarver | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Studio Theatre, Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. Brian Dennehy, who plays Pozzo in this season's Waiting for Godot, discusses all things Beckett with the production's director, Jennifer Tarver. Follow the online conversation using hashtag #sfForum.

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Adam Gopnik: Shakespeare and Feasting | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Adam Gopnik is a multiple award-winning essayist and commentator who has been writing...Full Description
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Adam Gopnik: Shakespeare and Feasting | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Adam Gopnik is a multiple award-winning essayist and commentator who has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. Turning to one of his favorite topics, food, Gopnik expounds on the imagery of food and feasting in Shakespeare, and its place in the history of thinking about the table. Follow the online conversation using hashtag #sfForum.

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John de Chastelain: Ancient Grudges & New Mutinies | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Canada's former Chief of the Defence Staff and Former Ambassador to the U.S. reflects...Full Description
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John de Chastelain: Ancient Grudges & New Mutinies | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Canada's former Chief of the Defence Staff and Former Ambassador to the U.S. reflects on the Prince of Verona's role as peacekeeper in Romeo and Juliet and relates it to his own experiences in the military and through the United Nations.

This Forum event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Stratford Festival Tom Patterson Theatre, Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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William Whitehead | The Forum | Stratford Festival
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Alex Bulmer: The Insight of Blindness | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Canadian-born writer and theatre artist Alex Bulmer, now based in the U.K., shares he...Full Description
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Alex Bulmer: The Insight of Blindness | The Forum | Stratford Festival
Canadian-born writer and theatre artist Alex Bulmer, now based in the U.K., shares her experience creating disabled-led art after losing her sight. Her work includes Breathe, a multidisciplinary performance piece that opened the sailing events at the London Olympics. Discussion lead by director, writer, and actor Kate Lynch.

This Forum event was recorded in front of a live audience at the University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, on Saturday, August 17, 2013.

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