Stratford Festival

Stratford Festival

A partnership with North America’s premiere Shakespeare presenter leads to great art and dynamic learning.

In fall 2018, the Hopkins Center presented the US premiere of visionary director Robert Lepage’s acclaimed new production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, produced by the Stratford Festival.

The premiere was the springboard for a broad set of learning opportunities and panel discussions involving Stratford artists, Dartmouth students and faculty, and the Upper Valley community.

Select students from Dartmouth’s departments of Theater, English, and Film & Media Studies took part in a visit to the Festival in Ontario and in a week-long experiential learning intensive during Stratford’s residency at Dartmouth. Actors taught workshops and visited classes. Faculty engaged with Stratford artists in public discussions on topics ranging from the similarities between Roman mobs and modern media, to female power in Shakespearean plays, to identity and representation in contemporary theater.

Both the Hop and Stratford see the Coriolanus project as the start of an ongoing partnership for in-depth and hands-on arts education and presentation.

Stratford Festival Stats

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Students took part in the 2018 E-Week intensive

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Stratford company members on campus for the 2018 residency

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Coriolanus-related activities on campus in 2018