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Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare Festival)

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Bard on the Beach is a Shakespeare Repertoire Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is run by artistic director Christopher Gaze and executive director Claire Sakaki. The following chapter reviews the history of Bard from conception in 1990 to a theatre icon, outlining changes made to the festival location space and subsequent expansions over the years. The chapter covers the company’s mandate and goals, the festival’s growth, past productions, Bard’s adaptation to a digital age, and the challenges of running a theatre company during the COVID pandemic.

Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare Festival)

Created in 1990, Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest Shakespeare repertoire theatre company. Established by English born, Canadian actor and director Christopher Gaze, the annual tented festival, a favorite among local Vancouverites, attracts patrons both nationally and internationally. The festival, which began as a small, local outdoors festival, has maintained a...

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Correspondence to Corrie Lynn Shoemaker .

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Shoemaker, C.L. (2022). Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare Festival). In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Shakespeare. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99378-2_217-1

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