The Shaw Festival


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  June 28, 1973,   Black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II walking with Jacob Froese, Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, outside of new Shaw Festival Theatre. They are in a group of people, with Duke of Edinburgh behind the queen and a crowd of photographers far on the left. The new Festival Theatre was...
  June 28, 1973,   Black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II during performance of "You never can tell" at the new Shaw Festival Theatre. Standing in the same row: Calving Rand, President of the Shaw Festival Theatre (first left), Jacob Froese, Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake (first right) and her husband,...
  June 28, 1973,   Program of a special performance "You never can tell" by Bernard Shaw marking the visit of Elizabeth II Prince Philip to the Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on June 28, 1973. A gate fold brochure made by folding both end panels of a page inward so they meet in the middle....
  1962,   Undated newspaper clipping with article about beginnings of the Shaw Festival, its co-founder Brian Doherty and his newest idea for Christmas performance. Colour photographs of different animal masks being prepared for this play by staff at the Shaw Theatre.
  1962,   Copies of colour photographs of David Michener, Barbara Ransom and Tim Devlin in "Candida", the first full-length production of the Shaw Festival. In 1962, eight weekend performances of "Don Juan in hell" and "Candida" (both by Bernard Shaw) were presented in the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake...
  November 2010,   The following narrative has been provided as a background or guide for Docents who are conducting tours at the Royal George Theatre. Gift of Faye Goodwin (inscription on inner cover). Booklet: 25 pages with paper covers and black & white photographs/sketches; size:21cm x 28cm; This Theatre was...
  19 Jan 1988,   Heritage easement agreement between Ontario Heritage Foundation and Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, regarding the Courthouse building in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Document prepared by Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, and signed by: Jim Marino, Mayor, and Robert Howse, Clerk...
  Jun 1973,   Black and white photograph of Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with wife and India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during opening ceremony of new Shaw Festival Theatre in June 1973.
  28 Jun 1973,   Black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II with Calvin Rand at new Shaw Festival Theatre in June 1973.
  1998,   "Christopher Newton - Artist of the theatre". Program produced in association with the Shaw Festival and the World Stage Festival in 1998. Christopher Newton, actor, director and artistic director of the Shaw Festival explains his philosophy, his belief in connections, dialogue as shaping life,...
  1994,   Interview with Christopher Newton and actors Anthony Bridge and Jennifer Phipps. Video recording of the TVO (TVOntario) program The Senior Report.
  1991,   Interview with Christopher Newton by Sharon Watkinson, a host of "P.S. Niagara U.," a cable television program that aired in the Western New York area. Also featured in this program: David Midland, the Artpark President and Pat Quigley, Statford Festival.
  2002,   Interview with Christopher Newton by Steve Paikin (TVO Studio 2). Filmed during Chris Newton's last year as artistic director of the Shaw Festival Theatre. Also featured in this program: Richard Ouzounian, the theatre critic, talking about the Shaw Festival, then actor Michael Ball about his...
    A three-ring binder with collection of official documents, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and assorted other papers, related to beginnings of the Court House Theatre and Shaw Festival in the old Courthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Compiled by the Shaw Festival Theatre Library. TABLE OF...
  October 2012,   50 Years of Shaw Festival Volunteers. History prepared by Faye Goodwin and Nancy Butler, Shaw Festival Library. In 2011, the Shaw Librarians prepared a "History of Volunteering at the Shaw", in recognition of the volunteers who have been such an integral part of the theatre over the past 50...
  21 May 2011,   Article "Laughter & Tears. The 1960s" about beginnings of the Shaw Festival, featuring interviews with some of the performers. In 1962, eight weekend performances of "Don Juan in hell" and "Candida" (both by Bernard Shaw) were presented in the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake as a part of...
  18 Sep 1984,   Black and white photograph of participants "Inside C & C Boat Works" during theatrical recreation of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On September 18, 1984, in theatrical experiment unrivalled across Canada, the Shaw Festival simultaneously...
  18 Sep 1984,   Black and white photograph of participants in theatrical recreation of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On September 18, 1984, in theatrical experiment unrivalled across Canada, the Shaw Festival simultaneously recreated scenes from Orwell's...
  18 Sep 1984,   Black and white photograph of participants in theatrical recreation of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On September 18, 1984, in theatrical experiment unrivalled across Canada, the Shaw Festival simultaneously recreated scenes from Orwell's...
  18 Sep 1984,   "Oceania" ID card for a participant in theatrical recreation of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Folded and stapled; with individual number and stamp inside. "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is set in Oceania, one of three inter-continental superstates...
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The Shaw Festival


The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America. Founded in 1962, its original mandate was to stimulate interest in George Bernard Shaw and his period, and to advance the development of theatre arts in Canada.