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Healing Years, The

Synopsis
A thirteen-part television series, presented by Richard Ouzounian, on the history of the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Episode 8 follows artistic director John Neville who turned around the Festival as it was facing declining audiences and a budget deficit. Includes footage from the CBC productions MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (tx March 20 1988) and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (tx 2 April 1989) (both titles catalogued separately). Neville discusses how John Hirsch’s campaigned against him for the directorship and why he decided to stage some of Shakespeare’s less performed plays. Actors talks about their experiences of working with Neville.
Series
Stratford Gold
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
30 Jul 2002 at 19:30 (Channel: Arts & Entertainment Channel)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Ouzounian
Writer
Tracy Donaldson
Contributor
Brent Carver; Eric McCormack; John Neville; Lucy Peacock; Richard Ouzounian; Robin Phillips

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival; Neville, John

Notes

Notes
The CBC archives permit scholars access to the collection on a case by case basis.
General
The Stratford Festival of Canada is a summer-long celebration of theatre held each year in Stratford, Ontario. Beginning November 2007, its name changed to The Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Archive

Name

CBC Broadcasting Centre Archives

Address
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto
Ontario
Canada MSV 3G7

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