CBC Presents the Stratford Festival
CBC Presents the Stratford Festival is a Canadian film and television series. Produced by the Stratford Festival in conjunction with CBC Television, the series aims to film a Stratford production of every William Shakespeare play by 2025. In addition to airing on CBC Television, the films will also be distributed theatrically both in and outside of Canada.
The project received a $3 million grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in July 2015.
The first film in the series, King Lear, starred Colm Feore in the title role. The cast also included Scott Wentworth as Gloucester, Maev Beaty as Goneril, Sara Farb as Cordelia and Stephen Ouimette as The Fool. The production was directed by Antoni Cimolino.
McCamus and McKenna both garnered Canadian Screen Award nominations, McCamus as best actor in a television film or miniseries and McKenna as best actress in a television film or miniseries, at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.
Antony and Cleopatra
Davies and McIntosh both garnered Canadian Screen Award nominations, Davies as best actor in a television film or miniseries and McIntosh as best actress in a television film or miniseries, at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.
The Adventures of Pericles
The Taming of the Shrew
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- "Antony and Cleopatra". CHCH-DT, May 20, 2015.
- "Stratford Festival HD film project gets up to $3-million in FedDev funding". Stratford Beacon-Herald, July 2, 2015.
- "Stratford's King Lear acquires new depths onscreen: review". Toronto Star, February 18, 2015.
- "King John on film masterfully acted and directed: review". Toronto Star, April 7, 2015.
- "Stratford’s Antony and Cleopatra gains stature in film edition". Toronto Star, May 19, 2015.