On Stage with "The Penelopiad" - Performing Arts Theatre Series Fall 2011
"Now that I'm dead I know everything" - so begins The Penelopiad and how mysteriously powerful is that phrase? Please join us for a free program on Monday December 5, from 7-8 pm, and hear guest speaker Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre, talk about the play "The Penelopiad" written by Margaret Atwood.
The National Arts Centre did a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2007-2008 and did a useful study guide that is available online.
This is the last in our program on current Toronto theatre - On Stage Performing Arts Theatre Series - six lectures / six theatres. They are free of charge in the Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Auditorium.
- “The Normal Heart” hear guest speaker Joel Greenberg, Director and Artistic Director, Studio 180 Theatre on Monday, October 3, 7 - 8 pm.
- "Ghosts” hear guest speaker Paula Wing, Associate Artist, Soulpepper Theatre Company on Monday, October 24, 7 - 8 pm.
- “The Children's Republic” hear guest speaker Hannah Moscovitch, Playwright-in-Residence, Tarragon Theatre on Monday November 7, 7 - 8 pm.
- “Red” hear guest speaker Natasha Mytnowych, Associate Director of Programming, Canadian Stage on Monday, November 14, 7 - 8 pm.
- “Topdog/Underdog” hear guest speaker Philip Akin, Director and Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company on Monday, November 28, 7 - 8 pm.
- “The Penelopiad” hear guest speaker: Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director, Nightwood Theatre on Monday, December 5, 7 - 8 pm.
- an audition board of current plays and also extensive collection of monologues
- plays from across Canada in English and French and plays from around the world
- theatrical reviews
- clipping files on Canadian performances and organizers
- theatre programs from local theatre companies - both current and historical collections
- index to Canadian theatre productions
- original stage designs by major Canadian artists
- sound recordings of stage dialects, plays and comedies
- music scores - popular, classical, theatre and by instrument
- online literary criticism you can access from home or in a library branch