Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan announced Simbeline as their achievement in 2022.
The story takes place in ancient Britain and it follows well-known Shakespearean elements, with star-crossed lovers’ identities, and lost and found children.
Jennifer Brewin will direct this year’s play by Shakespeare about the Saskatchewan’s partnership with Globe Theater.
Skye Brandon, co-interim festival curator, said he was excited to do one of Shakespeare’s ‘lesser known’ plays.
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“There are a fair number of people who are interested in wanting to see the plays that they do not know. That’s not to say we’ll never do it. Romeo and Juliet again, of course, but he wrote about 37 plays, depending on which one you count, so I’m pretty excited about that, ”Brandon said.
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This year’s performance is dedicated to Henry Woolf, artistic director from 1991 to 2001. He was also the teacher for the drama department at the University of Saskatchewan.
Further announcements about additional artistic programming will follow in the coming weeks.
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