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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline opens May 31st
(Wednesday, May 20, 2012)
Continuing through the opening week, The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Shakespeare’s fairy tale romance, Cymbeline, directed by the Festival’s General Director Antoni Cimolino, opens May 31st at the Tom Patterson Theatre as part of the 60th season.
“Cymbeline, which Shakespeare wrote toward the end of his career, has a strikingly dream-like quality,” says Mr. Cimolino. “It has an immense scope, it spans many periods of time, and its plot features strong elements of fantasy. It culminates in an extraordinary spirit of forgiveness, a sense that the world is a big place and is accepting of all of us.”
“In a way, I believe Shakespeare wrote himself into the part of Cymbeline, taking the major themes of his life – the loss of a son, the father-daughter relationship, the reunion of siblings – and puts it into a great stew, out of which comes a joyful and positive ending that perhaps he couldn’t achieve in his own life, but that he could effect through his art,” says Mr. Cimolino.
The production boasts a cast that features Graham Abbey as Posthumus, Tom McCamus as Iachimo, Cara Ricketts as Innogen, and Geraint Wyn Davies as King Cymbeline, with Nigel Bennett as Caius Lucius, Ian Lake as Arviragus, Yanna McIntosh as the Queen, Mike Shara as Cloten, E.B Smith as Guiderius, Brian Tree as Pisanio, and John Vickery as Belarius.
Cymbeline - SHOW DETAILS
May 10, 2012, Thursday
May 31, 2012, Thursday
September 30, 2012, Sunday
Tom Patterson Theatre - StratFord
111 Lakeside Dr, Stratford
Classic - Shakespeare - Play -
Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, has married against her father's wishes and his anger is only the beginning of her woes. When her husband is tricked into believing her unfaithful, Imogen must embark on a daring adventure to win back the man she loves.
PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE TEAM
Set Designer/Set Design:
Costume Designer/Costume Design:
Carolyn M Smith
Light Designer/Light Design:
Sound Designer/Sound Design:
Geraint Wyn Davies
Ian D. Clark
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