Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
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Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan tents by the Mendel Art Gallery
Location(s) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada Canada
Years active 1985 – present
Date(s) first week in July until mid August.
Genre Shakespeare in the park theatre two full-length Shakespeare plays
Website Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc.) is an annual summer Shakespeare in the park theatre festival founded in 1985, which takes place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. From 1991 until 2001, its artistic director was Henry Woolf.

In addition to productions of plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the festival's activities include: medieval feasts; workshops; tours; art displays; special matinees; and a free community stage. It is a major Canadian tourism summer destination.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is listed as a Major Festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004.

2013 season[edit]

Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors will be performed for the 2013 season.

History[edit]

Previous Shakespearean Plays[1]
Year Play
1985 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1986 The Tempest
1987 Macbeth
1988 The Taming of the Shrew
1989 Romeo and Juliet
1990 Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
1991 As You Like It
1992 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1993 Much Ado About Nothing
The White Devil
1994 Hamlet
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
1995 The Comedy of Errors
Macbeth
1996 Twelfth Night
King Lear
1997 The Tempest
Julius Caesar
1998 The Merchant of Venice
Taming of the Shrew
1999 Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2000 The Winter's Tale
Richard III
2001 Merry Wives of Windsor
Love's Labour's Lost
2002 Hamlet
The Alchemist
2003 As You Like It
Measure for Measure
2004 Macbeth
Much Ado About Nothing
2005 The Comedy of Errors
Romeo and Juliet
2006 The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
2007 Julius Caesar
The Twelfth Night
2008 The Tempest
Henry IV
2009 Antony & Cleopatra
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2010 The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merchant of Venice
2011 A Winter's Tale
Love's Labour's Lost
2012 Hamlet
As You Like It
2013 The Comedy of Errors
Macbeth

Community Stage[edit]

This free stage will show local talent in the form of music, theatre and dance performances.

Accommodation[edit]

Saskatoon has several hotels in the immediate down town area such as the Delta Bessborough Hotel, Sheraton Cavalier, Ramada Renaissance, Radisson, Hilton Garden Inn, and Park Town Hotel. There are also several hotels just minutes away from the down town core. Saskatoon also features camping facilities at the Gordie Howe campground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, retrieved 2007-06-11 

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan[1]

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