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This year’s production of Shakespeare in Love features two adorable and talented dogs, Kingsley and PorkChop. We wanted to know what our canine stars are…

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Inspired by our beloved 2007 production, The Taming of the Shrew returns to the BMO Mainstage, directed by Lois Anderson, and riding tall with pistols{"type": "audio", "tracklist": true, "tracknumbers": true, "images": false, "artists": false, "tracks": [{"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/08\/Prologue-Edit-Hole-in-My-Shoe-V3. wav", "type": "audio\/wav", "title": "Prologue Edit (Hole in My Shoe)", "caption": "Sound Designer Malcolm Dow's Prologue Edit (Hole in My Shoe)", "description": "\"Prologue Edit (Hole in My Shoe) V3\". ", "meta": {"length_formatted": "2: 59"}, "image": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}, "thumb": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}}]}{"type": "audio", "tracklist": true, "tracknumbers": true, "images": true, "artists": true, "tracks": [{"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/08\/12-Bell-Tower_-Medium-pitched-Bell-Tolls-Five-Times-Slow-Me. mp3", "type": "audio\/mpeg", "title": "12 Bell Tower", "caption": "12 Bell Tower | Medium Pitched", "description": "12 Bell Tower Medium-Pitched | Bell Tolls Five Times Slow", "meta": {"genre": "SFX", "length_formatted": "0: 40"}, "image": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}, "thumb": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}}]}{"type": "audio", "tracklist": true, "tracknumbers": true, "images": true, "artists": true, "tracks": [{"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/08\/Farmyard_Dog_03. wav", "type": "audio\/wav", "title": "Farmyard Dog", "caption": "Farmyard Dog", "description": "Farmyard Dog", "meta": {"length_formatted": "0: 25"}, "image": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}, "thumb": {"src": "https: \/\/bardonthebeach. org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio. png", "width": 48, "height": 64}}]}…

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Our patrons are our best critics! We're half way through the 2019 Season and here's what they've had to say so far about The Taming…

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Bard on the Beach’s Bard-B-Q and Fireworks returns this summer on July 27 & 31, and August 3! Enjoy a spectacular night out with the…

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The Shakespeare in Love Company | Photo: Tim MathesonThis is Bard on the Beach's first production of the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie, …

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You’ve no doubt heard that this year is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing on April 23, 1616. His legacy and the timeless quality of his works is being celebrated around the world, and so of course it’s a special year for us at Bard. Read on for some of our favourite ways to honour William Shakespeare – this Saturday and always…

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This year for Giving Tuesday, Bard on the Beach has decided to raise funds for the Bard Education Bursary Fund. Director of Education, Mary Hartman, shared her thoughts on the importance of arts education and the relevance of Shakespeare even in a modern age. Read on for more…

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The September long weekend has passed, but at Bard on the Beach, we’re still going strong. If you’ve missed some of our plays, or want to revisit a favourite, now is the time to act. The clock is ticking towards our last performances…

Here are three reasons why September is perfect for a trip to Bard:

  1. Our four plays have been maturing all summer and are now at their peak – and even if you’ve seen them once, now is the time to come and savour them again!

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Get to Know BuenoStyle

If you’ve visited us in Vanier Park before, you know that the Bard Boutique in the Village is home to a collection of unique items – Shakespearean themed and not – including beautiful handmade jewellery from local designers. New to the Bard Boutique this year is a line of jewellery from BuenoStyle.

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William Shakespeare would have been 451 this year, which is cause enough for celebration. We wouldn’t be who we are without him, so his birthday is an occasion we dearly love! We’ll be celebrating at the Fairmont Pacific Rim at Bill’s Birthday Breakfast, kicking off the season with Bard on the Beach supporters. Stage your own celebration with some of our favourite ways to mark Shakespeare’s birthday.

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