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Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series! Part 2

In the second part of our week long celebration of all things Harry Potter, we are going to look at the Shakespeare- related work from the cast of characters introduced in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!

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Jim Norton (Mr. Mason)

Appeared in:

  • Troilus and Cressida (National Theatre, 1976)

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Veronica Clifford (Mrs. Mason)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (TV movie, 1965) as the Nurse
  • Life of Shakespeare (TV series, 1978) as Mother Parker
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Shakespeare Company, 1995)
  • Richard III (New Shakespeare Company, 1995)

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Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)

Appeared in:

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) as Wabash

Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1984) as Laertes
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1984) as King
  • Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1984) as King Henry V
  • Twelfth Night (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1987) Director
  • Hamlet (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988) as Hamlet
  • As You Like It (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988) as Touchstone
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988)
  • Hamlet (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988) as Hamlet
  • As You Like It (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1988)
  • Henry V (1989) as King Henry V*
  • King Lear (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1990) as Edgar*
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1990) as Quince*
  • Coriolanus (Renaissance Theatre Company, 1992) as Coriolanus
  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1992) as Hamlet
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993) as Benedick*
  • Othello (1995) as Iago
  • Hamlet (1996) as Hamlet*
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000) as Berowne*
  • Richard III (Crucible Theatre, 2003) as Richard III
  • As You Like It (2006) Director
  • Macbeth (National Theatre, 2013) as Macbeth

*Branagh also directed!

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Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (1996) the Nurse
  • As You Like It (1992) as Audrey

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Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey)

Appeared in:

  • The Merchant of Venice (Nottingham Playhouse, 1964) as Portia
  • Richard II (Nottingham Playhouse, 1965)
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 1968) as Julia
  • Hamlet (Birmingham Rep, 1969) as Ophelia
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970) as Hippolyta/ Titania
  • Measure for Measure (National Theatre, 1974)
  • The Tempest (National Theatre, 1974)
  • Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre, 1974)
  • The Merchant of Venice (TV movie, 1980) as Portia
  • Macbeth (Cantridge Theatre Company, 1980)
  • The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1981) as Hermione
  • Henry IV Part 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1982) as Doll/ Lady Mortimer
  • Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983) as Maria
  • Henry VIII (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983) as Katherine
  • Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983) as Portia
  • Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1984)
  • King Lear (Old Vic Theatre. 1989) as Goneril
  • The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1992) as Paulina
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1992) as Mistress Ford
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Chichester Festival Theatre)

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Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle)

Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (National Theatre, 1988) as Miranda
  • The WInter’s Tale (1988) as Perdita
  • Romeo and Juliet (Citizen’s Theatre Glasgow, 1993) as Juliet
  • ShakespeREtold- The Taming of the Shrew (Mini series, 2005) as Kate

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Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Liverpool Playhouse, 2002) as Romeo

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Robery Hardy (Cornelius Fudge)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • Othello (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • Julius Caesar (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1950)
  • Henry VIII (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1950)
  • Richard II (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1951)
  • The Tempest (Old Vic Theatre, 1953)
  • Henry IV Part 1, Part 2 (Old Vic Theatre, 1954)
  • Othello (TV movie, 1955) as Cassio
  • Twelfth Night (TV movie, 1957) as Orsino
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TV movie, 1959) as Oberon
  • Coriolanus (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • All’s Well that Ends Well (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • The Spread of the Eagle- Coriolanus (TV mini series, 1963) as Coriolanus
  • An Age of Kings- Henry V (TV series, 1960) as Henry V
  • An Age of Kings- Henry IV (TV series, 1960) as Henry, Prince of Wales
  • Twelfth Night (TV movie, 1980) as Sir Toby Belch

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Julian Glover (Aragog)

Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (Theatre Royal, 1957)
  • Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1957) as Gaoler
  • King John (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1957) as Gaoler
  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1958) as Barnardo
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1958) as Conrade
  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1959) as Duke of Albany
  • Coriolanus (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1959) as Montano
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1959) as Snug
  • An Age of Kings- Richard III Part 1 (TV series, 1960) as King Edward IV
  • An Age of Kings- Richard III Part 2 (TV series, 1960) as Earl of Oxford
  • An Age of Kings- Henry VI (TV series, 1960) as Edward
  • An Age of Kings- Henry V (TV series, 1960) as Earl of Westmoreland
  • An Age of Kings- Richard II (TV series, 1960) as Groom, Lord Marshal
  • Antony and Cleopatra (1972) as Proculeius
  • Hamlet (National Theatre, 1976)
  • Julius Caesar (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1977) as Tullus Aufidius
  • Measure for Measure (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Richard III (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Henry V (TV movie, 1979) as The French Constable
  • Henry VIII (TV movie, 1979) as the Duke of Buckingham
  • Hamlet (Old Vic Company, 1979)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991) as Escalus
  • Henry IV Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1993) as Henry IV
  • Henry IV Part 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1993) as Henry IV
  • Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996) as Caius Cassius
  • Hamlet (Norwich Playhouse, 1996) as the Ghost
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996) as Friar Lawrence
  • Macbeth (Albery Theatre, 2002) as Duncan, Porter
  • Richard II (Old Vic Theatre, 2005) as John of Gaunt

The celebration continues tomorrow, with a focus on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

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Call for submissions from Canadian directors for 2016- The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction

Our friends at the Stratford Festival are offering a unique opportunity to emerging theatre directors across Canada!

This call is for theatre directors, from emerging to mid-stage in their career. Their primary task will be assistant directing one of the plays in the Festival’s 2016 season. The Festival’s 2016 season begins in February with the final openings in August. Assistant directors are usually required for 8-16 weeks within that timeframe. Our 2016 playbill is available here.

Participants will join existing classes in text, voice, movement and other disciplines regularly held by the Festival’s Theatre Training Department as well as specialized classes exploring the text, vocal and physical skills for use in the rehearsal process of a classical play. Selected participants will be given the opportunity to choose a piece of classical text for the Directors’ Workshop Presentation slated for the fall of 2016.

Details on the workshop, and how to apply can be found here! But hurry- the deadline to apply is August 10, 2015!

The Shakespeare Challenge- Check out our live auction packages!

There are only a few days left until the Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala, and the SIA team, along with our Challenge Champions are putting the final touches on The Comedy of Errors, as well as the live and silent auction! Here is a sneak peak at what guests will be able to bid on in the live auction right after the show!

Montreal Trip– Take a round trip for 2 to Montreal, courtesy of VIA Rail to attend the Talk of the Fest Show from July 20-26 at the Just for Laughs Festival! Enjoy accommodations for one night provided by Delta Downtown Montreal, and brunch provided by Vieux-Port Steakhouse.

Value: $1116

Cottage Stay– Spend 2 nights at a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage overlooking Lake Erie. Valid from October- November for a perfect Fall getaway!

Value: $300

Oakdale Golf and Country Club- Enjoy a round of golf for 4 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto! Valid until Dec. 31, 2015.

*Please note that a $60 host caddy fee is also required.

Value: $700

Niagara-on-the-Lake Experience- Spend 2 nights at Aqua Bella B&B, and enjoy 2 tickets to a Shaw Festival Show. Complete your trip with a romantic wine tasting experience for 2 at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Value: $510

Stratford Festival Stay- Spend the night at Caledonia House, and see a show at the Stratford Festival during the 2015 season. Winners will also be treated to a complimentary tour of the Festival’s props and costumes warehouse!

Value: $345

Whole Beast Butchery Demo- Learn how to expertly cut your meats with a butchering class demonstration for 8 people at Sanagan’s Meat Locker.

Value: $750

The silent auction will have many more amazing packages to bid on! To join us for the Shakespeare Challenge, please visit our website to purchase tickets!

Shakespeare Challenge Sneak Peek- Silent Auction Items!

The SIA team has managed to receive some AMAZING items and packages for the silent auction at the Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala! A huge thank you to all of the individuals and companies that have generously donated products and services to the auction, and we cannot wait to see who will walk away winners on May 21! Here are only some of the items that will be up for bidding. There will be more items and packages to come!

1. Stratford Package
Includes:

2. Shaw Festival Package
Includes:

3. Montreal Getaway
Includes:


4. Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Includes:

5. Soulpepper Theatre
Includes:

6. Toronto Tourism Package
Includes:

7. Fringe Salon
Includes:

  • A haircut and highlights, courtesy of Lora from Fringe Salon

8. Cozy Night In Package
Includes:

  • A hand made quilt designed and made in Australia
  • A gift card from Balzac’s Coffee
  • Delicious chocolate, courtesy of ChocoSol

9. Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Experience Package
Includes:

10. Signed Book Package
Includes:


11. Summer Fashion
Includes:

  • A little linen dress from Designer Bruno Ierullo– perfect for the Summer!

12. Niagara-on-the-lake Ice Wine Experience
Includes:

13. Meat Butchering Experience
Includes:

14. Lush and Lavish Manicure
Includes:

15. Theatre Print C. 1860
Includes:

16. Cottage Getaway
Includes:

If you would like to join us to cheer on our Challenge Champions and bid on the silent auction items, you can buy your tickets here!

Shakespeare at the Movies- The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Before we all rush to the theatre to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend, let’s have a look through the stars’ careers and find a Shakespeare connection! This cast has covered a wide variety of Shakespeare roles on stage, film, and television, spanning four decades!

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Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/ Spider-Man)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005) as Romeo

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Colm Feore (Donald Menken)

Appeared in:

  • The Taming of the Shrew (1982 TV Movie) as Talbot
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 1984) as Romeo
  • Cymbeline (Stratford Festival, 1986) as Iachino
  • Othello (Stratford Festival, 1987) as Iago
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1988 TV movie) as Petruchio
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Stratfod Festival, 1988) as Petruchio
  • Richard III (Stratford Festival, 1988) as King Richard III
  • Julius Caesar (Stratford Festival, 1990) as Cassius
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 1991) as Mercutio
  • Hamlet (Stratford Festival, 1991) as Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure (Stratford Festival, 1992) as Angelo
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival, 1993) as Oberon
  • Romeo and Juliet (1993 TV movie) as Mercutio
  • Titus (1999) as Marcus Andronicus
  • Hamlet (Public Theatre, 2005) as Claudius
  • Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, 2005) as Cassius
  • Coriolanus (Stratford Festival, 2006) as Coriolanus
  • Macbeth (Stratford Festival, 2009) as Macbeth
  • King Lear (Stratford Festival, 2014) as King Lear

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Felicity Jones (Felicia)

Appeared in:

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Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (Yale University Theater, 2013) as Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet (2013) as Friar Laurence

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Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre Company) as Juliet

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Campbell Scott (Richard Parker)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (2000 TV movie) as Hamlet

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Marton Csokas (Dr. Ashley Kafka)

Appeared in:

  • Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience, 2008) as Antony

Which of these films or productions have you seen? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

A Grand Day Out – Our Stratford Field Trip!

 

- Stratford Direct Shuttle Bus -  $20 Toronto-Stratford return! A10am start and a comfortable ride. Photo: L.I.

– Stratford Direct Shuttle Bus –
$20 Toronto-Stratford return!
A 10am start and a comfortable ride – off to see Measure for Measure!
Photo: L.I.

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– “The vasty fields of [Ontario]” –
Henry V, Prologue
Photo: L.I.

- Balzac's Coffee Roasters -  For coffee, cider, and chocolate chai! Photo: L.I.

– Balzac’s Coffee Roasters –
For coffee, cider, and chocolate chai!
Photo: L.I.

- Downie Street Burgers -  Cajun Dry Spice, with grilled pineapple, bacon, pineapple mango curry salsa, and Monteray Jack cheese. (Not mine!) Photo: L.I.

– Downie Street Burgers –
Cajun Dry Spice, with grilled pineapple, bacon, pineapple mango curry salsa, and Monteray Jack cheese – not mine!
Photo: L.I.

- Avon Theatre Gift Shop -  Note the Shakespeare Insult Band-Aids. Photo: L.I.

– Avon Theatre Gift Shop –
Photo: L.I.

- Rheo Thompson Candies -  Pretending that we didn't buy a box-full of chocolate gingers and mint smoothies! Photo: L.I.

– Rheo Thompson Candies –
Pretending that we didn’t buy a box-full of chocolate gingers and mint smoothies!
Photo: L.I.

- Watch the Goslings! -  Photo: L.I.

– Watch the Goslings! –
Photo: L.I.

- Under Mother's Wing -  Photo: L.I.

– Under Mother’s Wing –
Photo: L.I.

- In the Rain -

– In the Rain –
“For the rain it raineth every day”
King Lear, III.ii
Photo: Vineeta Moraes

- Rain Upon the Avon -  Photo: L.I.

– Rain Upon the Avon –
Photo: L.I.