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Fifty Seasons at Stratford book. 2004 winner of the . Cushman’s vast knowledge of the theatre is everywhere evident as he describes the theatre’s humble beginnings under a tent, the difficult years when Canadian actors strove to establish themselves, and its present and continuing glory. The text is authoritative and comprehensive. The photos are evocative and memorable. Sidebars and well-chosen sketches illustrate the myriad crafts and artisan departments that toil backstage – costume, make-up, and props.

Theatre critic Robert Cushman later wrote that had the protests succeeded "Canadian audiences would have been . Robert Cushman, Stratford Festival of Canada. Fifty Seasons at Stratford. a b Baker, Richard Anthony (28 June 2011).

Theatre critic Robert Cushman later wrote that had the protests succeeded "Canadian audiences would have been deprived of three great performances", noting of her performance in Richard III: "there can never have been a better (Queen) Margaret". She played the Countess role again for the Royal Shakespeare Company on Broadway in 1983.

More than 250 full-colour and black-and-white photographs, design sketches, drawings and paintings from the Festival archives fill this extraordinary book, making it a worthy celebration of Stratford’s golden anniversary. Acclaimed author and playwright Timothy Findley (who has himself appeared on the theatre’s varnished boards) begins this journey.

From that, sometimes in reaction to that, everything else has followed.

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2004 winner of the . Talman Award from the Ontario Historical Society. On July 13, 1953, the curtain rose on Richard III, the first production of the first Stratford Festival. There was no curtain, and that is perhaps the single most important fact about the Festival.

Robert Cushman is a journalist on National Post. His book Fifty Seasons at Stratford, a history of the Stratford Festival, was published in 2002; and he is a record eight-time winner of the Nathan Cohen Award for Excellence in Theatre Criticism. He is married, with three children, and lives in Toronto.

Abigail Cushman, who had driven in from her husband’s farm out in Surrey Heights, an hour in that old truck, but Buddy said take i. Matt guessed she might be fifty years old, maybe older. Buddy’s looking after the kids.

Abigail Cushman, who had driven in from her husband’s farm out in Surrey Heights, an hour in that old truck, but Buddy said take it. He doesn’t give a damn, pardon me, what I do anymore. She wore a discount-house dress and sweater and thick glasses with masculine rims taped at one joint. Our grandchildren, actually.

Robert Cushman's critical retrospective, Fifty Seasons at Stratford, moves through a chronology of eight artistic directors from Tyrone Guthrie (1953-55) to Richard Monette (1994-2007)

Robert Cushman's critical retrospective, Fifty Seasons at Stratford, moves through a chronology of eight artistic directors from Tyrone Guthrie (1953-55) to Richard Monette (1994-2007). In 2007, Monette himself documented his reign with the memoir This Rough Magic: The Making of an Artistic Director, written with David Prosser.

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2004 winner of the J.J. Talman Award from the Ontario Historical Society."On July 13, 1953, the curtain rose on Richard III, the first production of the first Stratford Festival. Only it didn’t. There was no curtain, and that is perhaps the single most important fact about the Festival. From that, sometimes in reaction to that, everything else has followed."So begins Fifty Seasons at Stratford, an historical account of Canada’s world-renowned Shakespearean theatre, as told by Robert Cushman, writer, director, and critic. More than 250 full-colour and black-and-white photographs, design sketches, drawings and paintings from the Festival archives fill this extraordinary book, making it a worthy celebration of Stratford’s golden anniversary. Acclaimed author and playwright Timothy Findley (who has himself appeared on the theatre’s varnished boards) begins this journey. He is joined by distinguished Festival alumni Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, Irene Worth, and Hume Cronyn, who offer personal accounts of their experiences.Stratford is inseparable from Canadian theatre. As Robert Cushman reminds us, Canadian actors from Kate Reid and Martha Henry to William Hutt and Bruno Gerusi, first learned how to hold an audience on Tania Moisevitch’s innovative stage.Cushman’s vast knowledge of the theatre is everywhere evident as he describes the theatre’s humble beginnings under a tent, the difficult years when Canadian actors strove to establish themselves, and its present and continuing glory. The text is authoritative and comprehensive. The photos are evocative and memorable. Sidebars and well-chosen sketches illustrate the myriad crafts and artisan departments that toil backstage – costume, make-up, and props.Fifty Years at Stratford is the indispensable reference and perfect record to which theatre fans everywhere will turn again and again.

Fifty Seasons at Stratford epub download

ISBN13: 978-0771024733

ISBN: 0771024738

Author: Robert Cushman

Category: Arts and Photo

Subcategory: Performing Arts

Language: English

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (May 2, 2002)

Pages: 224 pages

ePUB size: 1423 kb

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Rating: 4.9

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