CONNECTION TO THE ARCHIVES
Alec Guinness as the King of France and Irene Worth as Helena in All's Well That Ends Well, 1953. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie Designed by Tanya Moiseiwitsch Photograph by Peter Smith. Stratford Festival Archives, GPO_1953_001_1220
All's Well That End's Well was one of two plays produced for Stratford's 1953 season.
What are some ways ideas of gender roles have evolved since the 1950s? What are some expectations that have not entirely changed?
The Stratford Festival's Archives maintains, conserves and protects records about the Festival and makes those materials available to people around the world. Their collection contains material ranging from 1952 right up to the present and includes administrative documents, production records, photographs, design artwork, scores, audio-visual recordings, promotional materials, costumes, props, set decorations and much more. These materials are collected and preserved with the aim of documenting the history of the Festival, preserving the page-to-stage process, and capturing the creative processes involved in numerous other activities that contribute to the Festival each season.
In addition to visiting the Archives in person, you can explore a selection of their holdings via their online catalogue.