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Musicals are coming to Bard!

Musicals are coming to Bard!

Ok, so we are not suddenly changing from Shakespeare plays to musicals but we are having a limited, three show run of the HILARIOUS Will Shakespeare's ImprovMusical and we can't wait! We caught up with show creator Alan Marriott to find out how they pull together a completely improvised show every night. 

How did the Will Shakespeare's ImprovMusical come about?

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Slips, Storms and Stories: Dean Paul Gibson recalls some of his most memorable Bard moments

Slips, Storms and Stories: Dean Paul Gibson recalls some of his most memorable Bard moments

by Dean Paul Gibson, Bard's Associate Artistic Director

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Bard actor Adele Noronha on her big risk and the teacher who inspired her to take it

Bard actor Adele Noronha on her big risk and the teacher who inspired her to take it

Do you have someone in your life who inspired you to follow your passions? Adele Noronha, who is making her Bard acting debut this season in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, did. We asked Adele to share her story with us...

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Vancouver Shakespeare Lover's Dream Comes True

Vancouver Shakespeare Lover's Dream Comes True

Back in April, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival contacted us about a couple from Vancouver who were traveling over to complete the Shakespeare canon by seeing The Two Noble Kinsmen.

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Bard: Back In The Summer of 1993

Bard: Back In The Summer of 1993

By Chari Grant

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Bob Frazer On His New Role: Playing William Shakespeare

Bob Frazer On His New Role: Playing William Shakespeare

Following his recent Jessie Award, Best Actor win for Realwheels' Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Bob Frazer returns to Bard in a very different role playing William Shakespeare in Bill Cain's Equivocation. We caught up with Bob to get his thoughts on the play and why he thinks it will stay with you long after you've left the theatre.

What's it like to play Shakespeare after playing so many of his characters?

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A First-Timer At Bard Gives Us Her Honest Opinion

A First-Timer At Bard Gives Us Her Honest Opinion

When Alyssa Reynolds tweeted about coming to Bard for the first time this year we asked her if she would like to share her experience on our blog. We knew nothing about her - but now we do - and we also know what she thinks of us! Here is her take on Bard.

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Costumes: What To Watch For In Our Reimagined Remounts

Costumes: What To Watch For In Our Reimagined Remounts

By Sam Snobelen

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Behind the Scenes of our Photo Shoot with David & Emily Cooper

Behind the Scenes of our Photo Shoot with David & Emily Cooper

Back in February we went to David Cooper’s East Vancouver photography studio to shoot our ‘advance photography’ images for the 2014 Bard season. We’ve had a lot of lovely feedback on the images so we thought we’d give you a behind the scenes look at how they were created!

David Cooper on the creative process & challenges:

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A Week In The Life of Christopher Gaze

A Week In The Life of Christopher Gaze

You may know him from our 'In A Nutshell’ Village talks, or from the various Shakespearean characters he’s played, or as the one of the main voices in Barbie and Madeleine (yes that’s right!) but what does Artistic Director Christopher Gaze do in the day to day world of Bard?

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How To Speak Shakespearean In Your Everyday Life - In Honour of Bill's 450th Birthday!

How To Speak Shakespearean In Your Everyday Life - In Honour of Bill's 450th Birthday!

Guest Post By Bic Pentameter

Are you confused, intimidated, or afraid when it comes to Shakespearean language? Fear not cousin, I am Bic Pentameter and I am here to help you understand and talk like Shakespeare! Here are some phrases for everyday as well as relationship situations we can all relate to translated into Shakespearean language. Give them a go - you never know what might happen!

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Corporate Sponsorship and Bard: Why Your Ticket Costs Less Than It Should

Corporate Sponsorship and Bard: Why Your Ticket Costs Less Than It Should

Guest Post by Sam Snobelen

Sponsorship of the arts can be a sticky subject and no one knows that better than those of us working on the front lines of fund development.  A very public light was shed on this subject during Vancouver City Council’s public hearing in January to decide the fate of the York Theatre’s request for a sign bylaw amendment that would allow them to recognize a local company, West Coast Reduction, in exchange for a very generous endowment contribution.

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