The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Premiered July 2013

A one-hour documentary offering a unique perspective on one of North America’s longest-running, most distinctive and exciting theatre companies.

Major support for The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain was provided by The John R. Oishei Foundation, Rogers Documentary Fund and Rogers Cable Network Fund.

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Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Full Program

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Full Program

A unique perspective on one of North America’s longest-running theatre companies.

55:48

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Full Program

55:48

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Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Education Programs

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Education Programs

A glimpse of some of the Shaw Fest’s education programs including how an actor prepares.

2:46

Education Programs

2:46

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Lighting Hedda Gabler and the Fire in the Stove

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Lighting Hedda Gabler and the Fire in the Stove

The challenges of lighting Hedda Gabler and the construction of a working stove.

3:05

Lighting Hedda Gabler and the Fire in the Stove

3:05

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Painting Little Sheba

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Painting Little Sheba

Head of scenic art Gwyneth Stark demonstrates how to "distress" wood for Little Sheba.

2:41

Painting Little Sheba

2:41

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Radical Rebel with a Cause

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Radical Rebel with a Cause

Learn about George Bernard Shaw, an ultimate provocateur who challenged conventional ideas

1:53

Radical Rebel with a Cause

1:53

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Rehearsing a Scene

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

Rehearsing a Scene

Actors Julia Course and Kevin McGarry rehearse a scene from Come Back, Little Sheba.

1:59

Rehearsing a Scene

1:59

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Costume and Prop Warehouse

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Costume and Prop Warehouse

Tour of the props and costume warehouse with Wayne Reierson and Tanya Apostolidis.

2:50

The Costume and Prop Warehouse

2:50

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Evolving Mandate

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Evolving Mandate

Explore the evolving mandate of the Shaw Festival.

2:52

The Evolving Mandate

2:52

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Right Voice

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Right Voice

Dialect coach Laurann Brown helps Corrine Koslo prepare for two very different roles.

2:59

The Right Voice

2:59

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Previews 2

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Promo

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Promo

A unique perspective on one of North America’s longest-running theatre companies.

0:30

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Promo

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Trailer

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Trailer

A unique perspective on one of North America’s longest-running theatre companies.

2:54

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain Trailer

2:54

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