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Show!: October 2012 Archives

Hamlet, a man for our times

persephone productions.jpgIn one French theatre in Montreal, they're doing a production called "Hamlet is dead" (Hamlet est mort). But the prince of Denmark is alive and well, in English, in a new staging by Persephone Productions.

The company is performing Shakespeare's Hamlet with a cast and crew of twenty-something actors, set and lighting designers.

Gabrielle Soskin directs the play. She's also the founder and artistic director of Persephone Productions, which supports emerging talent.  Christopher Moore plays the introspective lead.

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Ab Fab in Saguenay

sag LA FAB flood.JPGThe stage-show "La Fabuleuse Histoire d'un Royaume" has been performed for the past 25 years in Saguenay.

And in that time, more than one-million people have seen this massive production.

It tells the story of the region's history --- from 1603 until present time. And it does so with 200 volunteers on stage.

Three years ago, the show was translated and began performing in English. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon was in Saguenay recently and saw the show.
She joins Sonali Karnick from our Quebec City studio.


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