The Play’s Not the Only Thing!

There’s lots to do at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Make the most of your trip with these Beyond the Stage activities:

INTERACT WITH ACTORS

Meet the Festival
Wednesday and Friday mornings in July and August, and Saturday mornings in September
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE!
Informal Q&A sessions with company members and other artists and staff. Meet your favourite actor or get an answer to something you’ve always wanted to know. Check out the 2010 lineup here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=1160

Post-Performance Discussions
Friday evenings in July and August
approx. 11 to 11:30 p.m.
FREE!
If you’re seeing a show at the Festival Theatre on a Friday night, stay afterwards for an informal Q&A with members of the cast. Look here for a listing of the actors involved:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=525

Theatre Explorer
Weekend mornings throughout the season
10:30 a.m. to noon (Kiss Me, Kate)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (other events)
$29 or $44
Learn a song-and-dance number from Kiss Me, Kate from the pros who do it for a living, or sit down for an academic talk on a theme drawn from the 2010 playbill and a panel discussion with members of the acting company. Non-musical Theatre Explorers include lunch. See dates and themes here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=1054

LECTURES ON THE PLAYS

Lobby Talk
Weekdays in July and August
11 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE!
Want to learn more about the play you’re about to see? Come early for an informative lecture by Pat Quigley, Director of Education, or David Prosser, Director of Communications. See dates and plays here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=539

Pre-Show Lectures
Weekday evenings in July and August
6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
FREE!
Want to learn more about the play you’re about to see? Come early for an informative academic lecture. Lecturers are university professors and PhD candidates in English and drama. See dates and plays here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=526

Special Lectures
Weekdays in July and August
11 a.m. to noon
FREE!
These talks focus on one play or on a theme drawn from the 2010 playbill. The list of topics is here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=526

Table Talk
Lunch hours in July and August
11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
$31
An academic lecture about a play on the 2010 playbill – with food! The ticket price includes a scrumptious buffet lunch. See the 2010 schedule here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=533

AND MORE…

Talking Theatre
Thursday mornings in July and August
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE!
Join in a lively discussion on a theme inspired by the 2010 playbill. Discussions are led by Pat Quigley, Director of Education, with General Director Antoni Cimolino or Director of Communications David Prosser. The 2010 discussion topics are here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=1167

Night Music
Monday evenings in July and August
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
$19
There are no shows to see on Mondays, but you can still come to the theatre! Night Music concerts feature Festival musicians and their friends in a wide range of musical styles. Check out the 2010 series here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=518

Celebrated Writers Series
Weekend mornings in July and August
10 to 11 a.m.
$14.50
Hear a reading or talk by your favourite author or playwright. Check out the 2010 lineup here:
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/OnStage/beyond.aspx?id=6175

Written by Shira Ginsler
Education & Editorial Coordinator

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