Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Thread, August 21, 2011 (New weekly feature)

The Thread

Every week we will be posting a whiff of provocation and inviting you to join the conversation in the comments section below. You may respond to the original subject or to previous postings. Play nice. CPC and CharPo contributors will be joining the convo from time to time.

This week: 
The Toronto Star said that the Shaw Festival's centrepiece Shaw play - Heartbreak House - was flopping and that next season would see no Shaw works at the main house. With Stratford already playing many non-Shakespeare works on the famous thrust stage, how long before the two Ontario festivals have completely moved away from their principle mandate and become like every other house? How much longer should the taxpayer continue to support the big houses efforts towards mere box office success? Discuss.

1 comment:

  1. Does the world really need another My Fair Lady?


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