The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years


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On a warm, humid night in June of 1962, four amateur actors sat on stools in the Court House of Niagara-on-the-Lake for their first performance of Don Juan in Hell from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman. It was a "modest" first performance, without the pomp and circumstance of other theatre openings, and many were unsure of the lifespan of such a theatre experience. So began founder Brian Doherty's Shaw Festival, or as it was humbly called in the beginning, A Salute to Shaw. Entering its silver anniversary, the Shaw ...

The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195446111