CANADA: Northern Light

Wearing shorts and slim jims, a Stratford, Ont. Festival troupe in the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s Studio Seven in Toronto last week began a rigorous 100 hours of rehearsal before the mast of H.M.S. Pinafore. Six weeks hence, the Gilbert & Sullivan classic will open a Canadian fall television season full of attractions that many a U.S. viewer will envy.

In an ambitious series of dramas and operas, CBC will present Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Richard Strauss's Elektra, Verdi's Falstaff, Chekhov's The Three Sisters, O'Neill's The Great God Brown, Henry James's The Pupil, and Anouilh's Ring Around the Moon. After meeting its...

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