Watch Seana McKenna, Colm Feore and More in Stratford Festival HD Broadcasts (Video)

News   Watch Seana McKenna, Colm Feore and More in Stratford Festival HD Broadcasts (Video)
 
In a new partnership with BY Experience, the Stratford Festival will launch an initiative to capture all of Shakespeare's plays in HD to cinemas throughout America and Canada.

Throughout 2015, productions of King Lear, King John and Antony and Cleopatra will be available in various locations.

King Lear, with Colm Feore starring in the title role, will air Feb. 25, 2015. "A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm," press notes state. "Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear, resonates as never before."

King John, with Tom McCamus and Seana McKenna, will be screened April 8. Here's how the production is billed: "When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother's anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son."

Antony and Cleopatra, which features Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, will air May 21. "The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffinpaints an indelible landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart's transgressions."

Watch the trailer below.

Stratford Fesitval HD 2015 Trailer from Emily Baron on Vimeo.

Stratford Festival HD will play in multiplexes in cities such as Los Angeles (CA), Chicago (IL) and Philadelphia (PA) as well as independent movie houses and performing arts centers in cities such as Amherst (MA), Providence (RI) and Millerton (NY). Cinema screenings will be followed by a broadcast window on CBC-TV, and then digital and on-demand release.

In Canada, the event will be distributed by Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events. Cinema screenings will be followed by a broadcast window on CBC-TV, followed by digital and on-demand release.

Visit stratfordfestivalHD.com for tickets and participating cinema locations.

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