Bard Blog Posts tagged Hamlet

Overheard at Bard: Part Two

Overheard at Bard: Part Two

Here is Part Two of some of the funniest, most peculiar and cutest things we’ve overheard in the Box Office this season. Enjoy! Box Office: “Twelfth Night isn’t playing tonigh--” Patron: “Oh my goodness I need better eyes!”Patron: “Well it’s so nice hearing Christopher’s voice that I don’t even mind getting your voicemail!”Patron: “This is for my lady. Well one of them… you know what I mean.”

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A Dress Fit For a Queen!

A Dress Fit For a Queen!

Barbara Pollard’s interview back in July was so popular we were delighted when she agreed to share some more of her ‘behind the scenes’ moments. In this post, Barbara describes the challenges and fun she had with the costume team in bringing Queen Gertrude to the stage for Hamlet.

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Todd Thomson: From Elephant to Seasoned Swordsman

Todd Thomson: From Elephant to Seasoned Swordsman

With the end of the season just around the corner, we asked a few of the Company members to share their favourite moments from their summer at Bard. This week Todd Thomson (Laertes, Hamlet / Orsino, Twelfth Night) reveals his fear of not being able to pull off a convincing fight scene without getting skewered in the process!

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Daniel Doheny: Straight From School to Stage

Daniel Doheny: Straight From School to Stage

Actor Daniel Doheny jumped straight out of college and on to the BMO Mainstage this year where he is playing no less than six roles in Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Was it luck? Hard work? Good timing? We asked Daniel how he got the gig, and what it’s like to be a young newbie at Bard on the Beach.

It’s your first time performing at Bard; how are things going so far? Is it all that you expected and more? 

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Jedi Knight, Nic Harrison Fights Back

Jedi Knight, Nic Harrison Fights Back

We’re delighted to have Dr. Nicholas Harrison return to Bard on the Beach for his 16th season as our Fight Director. As a young boy, Nic saw a little movie called Star Wars, an event that would change the rest of his life. Here's his story on how he became a Fight Director and the opportunities and challenges of this season’s plays.

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Fun facts you might not know about this season's plays

Fun facts you might not know about this season's plays

Simon Fraser University Professor Paul Budra, our insightful Bard Explored lecturer, is back this season to help you unravel Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure For Measure and Elizabeth Rex.

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Rachel Cairns talks Heartache, Hamlet and Coming Home

Rachel Cairns talks Heartache, Hamlet and Coming Home

Kitsilano girl Rachel Cairns has come a long way from her days at Lord Byng Secondary’s specialty arts program.

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Barbara Pollard takes us behind the scenes at Bard and reveals why an actor should never give up.

Barbara Pollard takes us behind the scenes at Bard and reveals why an actor should never give up.

It’s your first time performing at Bard this year. What has the experience been like for you?

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A Perfect Night for the Opening of Hamlet

A Perfect Night for the Opening of Hamlet

What a Canada Day weekend it has been!

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Creating Hamlet's Playlist

Creating Hamlet's Playlist

We've had our fair share of stars visit Bard over the years but during a rehearsal for Hamlet on the weekend we spotted a literal star sitting quietly in the back of the theatre: Stars lead singer and songwriter Torquil Campbell.

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