CBC Presents the Stratford Festival

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CBC Presents the Stratford Festival is a Canadian film and television series. Produced by the Stratford Festival in conjunction with CBC Television,[1] the series aims to film a Stratford production of every William Shakespeare play by 2025.[2] 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.[3]

Films[edit]

King Lear[edit]

The first film in the series, King Lear, starred Colm Feore in the title role.[4] The cast also included Scott Wentworth as Gloucester, Maev Beaty as Goneril, Sara Farb as Cordelia and Stephen Ouimette as The Fool.[4] The production was directed by Antoni Cimolino.[4]

Feore garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination as best actor in a television film or miniseries at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016.

King John[edit]

The production of King John stars Tom McCamus as King John, Graham Abbey as King Philip and Seana McKenna as Lady Constance, and was directed by Tim Carroll.[5]

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[edit]

The production of Antony and Cleopatra stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh in the title roles, and was directed by Gary Griffin.[6]

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.

Hamlet[edit]

Hamlet, aired in 2016, starred Jonathan Goad as Hamlet, Tom Rooney as Polonius and Seana McKenna as Gertrude.

The Adventures of Pericles[edit]

The Adventures of Pericles, aired in 2016, starred Evan Buliung as Pericles, Wayne Best as Antiochus, and Deborah Hay as Thaisa and Marina.

The Taming of the Shrew[edit]

The Taming of the Shrew, aired in 2016, starred Ben Carlson as Petruchio and Deborah Hay as Katharina.

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