CONNECTION TO THE ARCHIVES
In 1957, Duke Ellington composed Such Sweet Thunder, a jazz suite commissioned by the Stratford Festival and inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Explore the concert program here to learn more about which plays he included and transformed into music.
The Stratford Festival's Archives maintains, conserves and protects recent and historical records about the Festival and makes those materials available to people around the world. Our multi-media archival holdings date from 1952 and extend through to contemporary materials. We house correspondence, production records, Board minutes, photography, design artwork, scores, audio-visual records, costumes, props and set decoration, press releases and other promotional materials: these document the processes that bring a production to the stage and reflect all aspects of mounting a play from the administrative to the creative and beyond.
In addition to visiting the Archives in person, you can explore our online catalogue.