Ideas

The Limitless Vision of Robert Lepage

The idea of belonging has been a lifelong obsession for Robert Lepage. The world-renowned stage director and actor grew up in a family that was half-French, half-English. He was taunted as a child for the way he looked. And in his plays, he reflects and refracts his own biography through his characters. In the 2014 Lafontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecture and...
Robert Lepage at the 12th Lafontaine-Baldwin Symposium. (Photo credit: akFAORO for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship)

The idea of belonging has been a lifelong obsession for Robert Lepage. The world-renowned stage director and actor grew up in a family that was half-French, half-English. He was taunted as a child for the way he looked. And in his plays, he reflects and refracts his own biography through his characters. In the 2014 Lafontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecture and in conversation with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy, Robert Lepage explores the pathways, and roadblocks, to belonging.

** This episode first aired on January 8, 2015


The Institute for Canadian Citizenship's 12th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is presented in partnership with the Stratford Festival. It was recorded at the University of Toronto on October 18, 2014.

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