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Shakespeare's Web

"Theatre gives you the chance to stop the flow of time", says noted director Peter Sellars, talking at the Stratford Festival, about the world according to Shakespeare. It's a giant web of the imagination, woven together for us. ...
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"Theatre gives you the chance to stop the flow of time", says noted director Peter Sellars, talking at the Stratford Festival, about the world according to Shakespeare. It's a giant web of the imagination, woven together for us. 

** This episode first aired December 10, 2014
 

In theatre we're always trying to touch something we can't touch. Feel something you know you're carrying with you, but you can't see.  And those are the presences of so many people in your life you want to call back, you want to talk to, you want to invite back into your life. Theatre was invented as a way to stand in front of people you love, open your mouth and realize it's not your voice coming out, but it's the voice of all the people inside you."Peter Sellars


Peter Sellars is one of the great stage directors of our time. His interpretations of opera and theatre, both old and new, astound and confound. But there's always one thing his productions have in common - a profound humanity.

In an event presented at the Stratford Festival, Peter Sellars talks about Shakespeare, theatre, and the importance of art in our lives.  His production of Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream debuted at the Stratford Festival last year.

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