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Shake Some Speares

Off I go to get a jolt in the arm of culture via the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Sure, I may live in New York City, a place rumored to have theater of its own. But why hang about there when there’s a whole nation above us to view and enjoy?

The spirit of the enterprise then, I present to you Canada’s most notable feature. It’s really big.

Now to indulge in some Shakespeare and Wilde. To get a sense of what it will be like, I highly encourage you to seek out the magnificent Canadian television show Slings and Arrows. It takes place in a very Stratford-like city with theater in abundance.  Best pickings if you like you your theater.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Aww, yay! I love both Stratford (which is near where I grew up) and Slings and Arrows (especially the hilarious Paul Gross). Have a great time!

  2. R.J. Anderson says:

    Wow, the whole Canadian identity problem solved in one swoop. Why did it take us so long? :)

  3. Sarah Miller says:

    Hooray for Stratford! I’m dying to get up there and see Graham Green in Of Mice and Men.

    Eat lunch at Tango — it’s yummy. And don’t miss John Callan’s little bookstore on York Street. He’s a nice bookish fellow to chat with.