CONNECTION TO THE ARCHIVES
The character of Friar Laurence is central to this production. These archival materials show the different ways in which the Friar has been represented in previous productions at the Stratford Festival. What's different about the casting and portrayal of the Friar in this production in comparison to previous shows? Why do you think this is the case?
Tom McCamus as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, 2013. Directed by Tim Carroll. Set design by Douglas Paraschuk. Costume design by Carolyn M. Smith. Lighting design by Kevin Fraser. Photography by David Hou.
Antoine Yared as Romeo, Sara Farb as Juliet, and Wayne Best as Friar Laurence with members of the company in Romeo and Juliet, 2017. Directed by Scott Wentworth. Design by Christina Poddubiuk. Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann.
Costume design by Carolyn Parker. Romeo and Juliet, 1968, Friar Laurence, Act II-6.
Louise Marleau as Juliet, Bernard Behrens as Friar Laurence and Christopher Walken as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, 1968. Directed by Douglas Campbell. Design by Carolyn Parker. Photography by Douglas Spillane.
Stratford Festival Archives, GPO_1968_003_0182
Graham Abbey as Romeo, Keith Dinicol as Friar Laurence and Claire Jullien as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, 2002. Directed by Miles Potter. Design by Patrick Clark. Lighting design by Steven Hawkins. Photography by Michael Cooper.
Stratford Festival Archives, GPO_2002_012_0012
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.
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