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Posts from the ‘Theatre’ category

Bard-Fiction2

“English motherfucker! Do you speak it!”

The award winning 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction had Shakespearean aspects in it that didn’t seem to be noticed at the time. And yet the cross section of characters, the mixture of tragedy and comedy, the poetic musings of underlings, and nearly everyone dying by the end – it’s hard to get more Shakespeareth than that.

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Mrs Robinson still seduces

Montreal was still reeling from Expo 67, mini-skirts were turning heads, pot was definitely not medicinal, and the world was headed to California when The Graduate hit movie screens. The zeitgeist of the time was change. When the world was moving fast and everything seemed possible, The Graduate manifested all of its conflicts, not to mention scandal, hope and pure exuberance.

Photo courtesy of Disney

A roar of a show!

The Lion King has now surpassed The Phantom of the Opera to become the highest grossing Broadway musical in history, having been seen by some 45 million people in 12 countries.

Raquel Duffy and Diego Matamoros in Soulpepper's Tartuffe

TO does Tartuffe

Soulpepper Repertory Theatre’s brilliant rendition of Molière’s Tartuffe should not be missed by any Montreal theatre enthusiasts travelling to Toronto.

Glory Dazed

Glory Dazed bedazzles

The Sud-Ouest’s Waterworks Company presents the North American premiere of Cat Jones’ Glory Dazed, a play that probes why army veterans are over-represented in prisons.