CANADA: Le Bon Stratford

"Something extraordinarily promising has happened to the theater in Canada," wrote Critic Walter Kerr in New York's Herald Tribune. What particularly excited the admiration of Critic Kerr and the audiences was the adroit use of both French and English-speaking actors in this year's Shakespearean Festival at Stratford, Ont. Players drawn from bilingual Canada's two major language groups, acting in the plays of Shakespeare and Molière, are onstage together for the first time in a unique theatrical bill that reflects the nation's dual cultural origins.

In its fourth season the Stratford Festival has a new director, Michael Langham, 36,...

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