The Stratford Adventure

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The Stratford Adventure
Directed by Morten Parker
Produced by Guy Glover
Written by Gudrun Parker
Starring Alec Guinness
Narrated by John Drainie
Music by Louis Applebaum
Release date
  • August 2, 1954 (1954-08-02)
Running time
40 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Stratford Adventure is a 1954 National Film Board of Canada documentary film about the founding of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, directed by Morten Parker. It tells the story of what was to become North America’s premiere Shakespearean festival, on the banks of the Avon River in the small Ontario town of Stratford. It was named Film of the Year at the Canadian Film Awards and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 27th Academy Awards.[1][2]


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  1. ^ "NY Times: The Stratford Adventure". NY Times. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Wyndham Wise, ed. (2001-09-08). "The Stratford Adventure". Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-0802083982. 

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