In this episode, we discuss the Stratford Festival’s current modern dress production of Coriolanus directed by Robert Lepage.
Québécois director and set designer Robert Lepage makes his Stratford Festival debut this year with a modern dress production of Coriolanus. André Sills stars as Coriolanus and Stratford Grand Dame Lucy Peacock plays Volumnia. Known for mixing film elements (through projections) with theatre, Lepage creates a series of stunning backdrops and sets to make the settings feel almost as real as if it were film. There’s a lot of stage magic involved that’s an impressive achievement. Lepage plans to remount the production in Montreal next year in French with a new francophone cast.
Listen to part 1 of our discussion (Ep. 24):
Listen to part 2 of our discussion (Ep. 25):
Notes on the production and podcast
Here is a teaser trailer for the production:
You can read the interview with Robert Lepage that Craig quotes from here.
This production runs at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario until October 20. For dates and tickets, visit the Stratford website here.
Listen to our previous episode on Coriolanus here.
Host: Alex Heeney, Editor-in-Chief of Seventh Row (@bwestcineaste)
Sound Recordist and Editor: Cam White (@JediDusk)
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