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“Stratford in Canada”
Review of Stratford Festival

Stratford Festival
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stratford Festival, North America's largest repertory theatre festival, features plays by Shakespeare and other top playwrights each season in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
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“Stratford in Canada”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

A grand experience awaits anyone who attends plays at Stratford. It's a little bit of England in North America. The productions are top notch.

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Rochester, New York
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“Great place to see plays of all genres”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Stratford is a great city with lots of shops and restaurants, but the real reason for going is the Shakespearean festival. There are plays of all types, from old English to modern musicals. There are 3 theaters and all have wonderful plays. You can go on the website http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/BoxOffice/calendar.aspx?id=85 to see the offerings and prices. VERY enjoyable

Visited June 2011
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Drayton Ontario
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“5 star +”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Everything! The entire city is just delightful as are the performances that we have thoroughly enjoyed.

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London, Canada
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“Shakespeare Festival”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

You can't go wrong seeing Shakespeare in Stratford

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Charleston
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“Forget Broadway, this real theater”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I've watched the Festival and the city grow since 1978, Together, they have built a five star experience in rural Ontario (1hr to Toronto). The Festival theater experience is stellar compared to other venues. First, of course, there are the plays. It always is an eclectic mix, geared to their stage spaces, and ensemble cast. Production values (costumes, lighting, sound) are exquisite. The acting is phenomenal. You can catch superstar movie and theater actors playing both large and small roles with panache. Take your pick - thrust stage, proscenium, arthouse - the productions are impeccable, easily understood, entertaining, and often, magical.
As for the city, it has grown from diner food to gourmet, as has accomodations.
Give yourself five days to submerge yourself in theater. See every production you can. I did for thirty years, and my only regret in moving to Charleston is the distance and the travel.

Visited July 2011
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Stratford_Festival, Manager at Stratford Festival, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Thanks so much for your kind words! We love to share the magic of theatre and our beautiful city with all of our patrons!
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