In Ontario this season, a waspish Woolf out-tongues the Bard
Opening week at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival is always a dramatic marathon. Trumpeters in Elizabethan garb signal curtaintime and send eight plays sprinting off the mark in five days, beginning a five-month competition that often finds the winners and the losers in close contention. Four of this season's entries:
VIRGINIA by Edna O'Brien
Every festival profits from a conversation piece. Stratford assuredly has one in Virginia, which is based on the life of Virginia Woolf. One may argue that it is not quite a play,...