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Stratford Festival


November 30 - December 02, 2018

This event occurred as part of the 18/19 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

A great warrior-turned-politician is despised by his people. And the feeling is mutual. A landmark project with the Stratford Festival reveals the age old tensions that tear at the heart of democracy.

18/19 Hop Presents

Stratford Festival
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Lepage
Created in collaboration with Ex Machina

Director Robert Lepage’s signature high-tech, cinematic storytelling frames superb acting by a veteran Stratford cast, led by André Sills in the title role. A mesmerizing critique of leadership and our media-obsessed present, this landmark production will whet the appetites of old and new theater-goers alike. 

Coriolanus-Connected Events

The Taming of the Shrew Nov 4 at 4 pm
A stunning interpretation of Shakespeare’s controversial battle-of-the-sexes comedy. Live in HD.
$23; $10 Dartmouth student tickets.


Teaching Shakespeare
Nov 6 from 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Full-day workshop by lead Coriolanus actors shares Stratford’s renowned methods for using Shakespeare in the classroom. Free for teachers bringing students to a Coriolanus school matinee, $50 for others.


Shakespeare for Students
Nov 29 & 30 at 10 am
Coriolanus school matinees. Recommended Grades: 8–12.
$6 student tickets


Free and Open to the Public

Tue • Oct 23
5 pm • Top of Hop
Tweeting to the Populace: Roman Mobs and Modern Media, a public talk by Dartmouth public policy professor Charlie Wheelan.
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Thu • Nov 1
5 pm • Top of Hop
Female Power in Shakespeare, from Taming of the Shrew to Coriolanus, a conversation between Stratford dramaturg Keira Loughran and Dartmouth English professor Tom Luxon.
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Fri • Nov 2
5 pm • Top of Hop
Bumps on the Road to Diversity: Color-Blind vs. Color-Conscious Casting, a discussion and Q&A with Keira Loughran and Dartmouth theater professor Monica Ndounou.

Mon • Nov 5
7 pm • Top of Hop
Identity, Representation and Casting in Contemporary Theater, Stratford actors André Sills and Alexis Gordon discuss the impact of race on their careers.
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Mon • Nov 12
5 pm • Top of Hop
Breasts on the Battlefield: Gender Roles in Modern and Ancient War, a discussion between Dartmouth classics professor Roberta Stewart and Women and Gender Studies lecturer Brianne Gallagher.
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Tue • Nov 27
5 pm • Top of Hop
Oh Mamma! Politics and Oedipal Complexes from Shakespeare to the Present, with Dr. Sarah Ackerman, instructor in psychiatry, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and Jonathan Crewe, Dartmouth emeritus professor of English.
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Thu • Nov 29
5 pm • Top of Hop
21st-Century Storytelling: The High-Tech Design and Transfer of Coriolanus, with Technical Director Elissa Horscroft and Assistant Lighting Designer/ATD C.J. Astronomo.
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6 pm • Top of Hop
Coriolanus Kickoff Party: celebrate with Hop staff and Coriolanus cast and crew. Free food, cash bar.

Fri • Nov 30
7 pm • Top of the Hop
Opening Night Intro to the Stratford Festival & Coriolanus with Antoni Cimolino, artistic director of the Stratford Festival.



Funded in part by a gift from Daniel S. Bernstein ’87 P’18 P’21 and Claire Foerster P’18 P’21 with additional support from the Office of the President.


“Riveting, invigorating and smart…You have to see it.”

The Globe and Mail

“Dazzlingly precise … surely the greatest contemporary staging of this play that I ever have seen.”

Chicago Tribune

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