The Stratford adventure

Canada, 1954

Film
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How a small Canadian city, bearing the name of Stratford and by a river Avon, realized the vision of one of its sons: the creation of a theatre for the staging of the finest Shakespearean drama. The film tells how the idea grew, how a famous British director, Tyrone Guthrie, internationally known stars, Alec Guiness and Irene Worth, and Canadian talent were recruited, and how the Stratford Shakespearean Festival finally became a triumphant reality. (Awards: eight, including Edinburgh; Johannesburg; Oscar nomination, Hollywood)

Credits

director

Morten Parker

producer

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:39:08:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29004

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Scotland - Edinburgh - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Drama

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Music & Performing Arts → Theater

Music & Performing Arts → Theater - Production and direction

Music & Performing Arts → Theaters

People → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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