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Air Canada to stage inflight productions of William Shakespeare on all flights over 3 hours

Canada is a beautiful country, but traveling it by air can be totally disgusting. After enduring delays, cramped seats and hidden fees, passengers are then expected to entertain themselves with mediocre Hollywood fare on tiny screens.
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Canada is a beautiful country, but traveling it by air can be totally disgusting. After enduring delays, cramped seats and hidden fees, passengers are then expected to entertain themselves with mediocre Hollywood fare on tiny screens.

Recently, Air Canada launched a pilot program called "Shakespeare In the Sky" that aims to bring a little high culture to the skies. For no extra cost, passengers will now be treated to live productions of Shakespeare plays, performed by a company of classically trained actors.  

"We know Canadians love Shakespeare," says Shakespeare in the Sky Artistic Director Damon Giffords, "and what better way to enjoy his work than to be trapped on a plane at 30,000 feet."

When asked what part of the plane these performance will take place, Giffords responded by saying, "Up and down the aisle of course."

Listen here to learn more about this first of its kind project.

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