Category Archives: Stratford 2011

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Not one of Shakespeare’s better efforts, but still a fun afternoon. This sir John Falstaff is definitely the fool, not the sad drunk. Geraint Wynn Davies has a lot of fun with the role and the audience has fun, too.Lucy … Continue reading

Posted in Laura Condlin, Lucy Peacock, Stratford 2011, Tom McCamus, Tom Rooney | 1 Comment

The Homecoming

For decades Keith has raved about seeing this play with Vivian Merchant as Ruth, so I was curious to have a chance to see it at last. We had the pleasure of hearing Brian Dennehy and Stephen Ouimette talk about … Continue reading

Posted in Aaron Krohn, Brian Dennehy, Cara Ricketts, Steven Ouimette, Stratford 2011 | 2 Comments


Having seen what has long been considered “the” performance of this play starring Richard Monette and Richard Donat at Tarragon in 1974, a production that we found astoundingly good, we were nervous about many things: would the play itself stand … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Potter, Michel Tremblay, OLiver Becker, Stratford 2011 | 1 Comment

The Misanthrope

We saw a modern version of the play last winter. Looking back I concluded then “that while it was funny it was not a very good play.”This time around the play seems better, but I am struggling to figure out … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Carlson, KellyFox, Peter Hutt, Sara Topham, Stratford 2011 | 2 Comments

The Little Years

John Mighton , the founder of the JUMP math program and fellow of the Fields Institute wrote this play and several others. The others have won awards – this one did not, a act that I do not find surprising … Continue reading

Posted in Bethany Jillard, Chick Reid, Evan Buliung, Irene Poole, Stratford 2011, Yanna McIntosh | Leave a comment

Titus Andronicus

I was very keen to see this production, as I have been fascinated since the first tme I saw it in 2000. At that production, I went in cold, knowing nothing about the play at all. I remember leaving the … Continue reading

Posted in Dion Johnstone, Sean Arbuckle, Stratford 2011 | 1 Comment

Twelfth Night

It is such a thrill to see a play that you have seen several times before and see something totally new!Des McAnuff’s production managed it. Shakespeare did not write musicals, but somehow McAnuff managed to find enough in the music … Continue reading

Posted in Cara Ricketts, Mike Sharra, Sara Topham, Steven Ouimette, Stratford 2011, Suzy Jane Hunt, Tom Rooney, Tom Rooney Brian Dennehy | 1 Comment