Paula-Jean Prudat’s escape to a wonderland in Twelfth Night is “both familiar and strange” ~ Arpita Ghosal

Leave it to Jillian Keiley and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop to contemporize Shakespeare. When I read that The National Arts Centre was presenting Twelfth Night with puppets, I did a double-take. Not just that the actors were using puppets…Last year, Shakespeare in the Ruff performed an acclaimed version of MacBeth: Walking Shadows with puppets, […]

These Young Ruffians are not “strictly Shakespeare” — by Sayani S-G and Arpita Ghosal

Walk into Toronto’s Withrow Park, and you’ll see and hear the expected: spirited children engaging in summer-camp activities, happy dogs straining at their leads as they walk their owners along pathways decorated with sidewalk chalk, seniors practising tai chi under lush trees, and the inevitable swarms of errant insects to be swatted away. But come […]

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Actor Emilio Vieira dreaming it and doing it in two completely different Shakespeare worlds

If you’re a Toronto resident, nothing says summer like watching Shakespeare under the stars in High Park. Since last year, Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park (SiHP) has presented a repertory of Shakespearean plays: a comedy and tragedy alternating nightly through July and August, with members of the acting company playing different roles in each […]