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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Festival: Peter Pan

Attendees of the first session of A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Festival have chosen to discuss Peter Pan as their last topic on May 10th.  Think you already know the story?  I'll bet you don't know as much as you think!

(At left, an illustration of Peter Pan playing the pipes, from the novel Peter and Wendy published in 1911.)

Monday, 12 April 2010

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Festival starts today

If you're in the Stratford area, we start the weekly Hitchhiker's Guide to the Festival today at 2pm at the Stratford Public Library. Today's topic: the fun and shenanigans of As You Like It. $1 at the door (for the printed materials - or not, if you'd prefer to save a tree and have the materials e-mailed to you instead).

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Blyth Festival features Stratford Alums

In today's press release the Blyth Festival announced some of its casting, and some names will be familiar to fans of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.  Michelle Fisk, Marion Day and Brad Rudy (pictured at right from top to bottom, respectively), will all be appearing in the play Bordertown Cafe.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Festival offers discounts through Twitter and Facebook

For newbies still a little skittish about social networking sites, the Stratford Shakepseare Festival offers some incentives to try out Twitter and Facebook: time-sensitive discount offers.  The following was offered on their Facebook site yesterday:

"Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday by brushing up on your Shakespeare! Quote promotion code 32523 for $23 tickets to Kiss Me, Kate April 23 and 24. The promotion is available until Sunday April 11. "Brush up your Shakespeare, start quoting him now!"

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