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Back in April, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival contacted us about a couple from Vancouver who were traveling over to complete the Shakespeare canon by seeing The Two Noble Kinsmen.

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When Alyssa Reynolds tweeted about coming to Bard for the first time this year we asked her if she would like to share her experience on our blog. We knew nothing about her – but now we do – and we also know what she thinks of us! Here is her take on Bard.

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Back in February we went to David Cooper’s East Vancouver photography studio to shoot our ‘advance photography’ images for the 2014 Bard season. We’ve had a lot of lovely feedback on the images so we thought we’d give you a behind the scenes look at how they were created!

David Cooper on the creative process & challenges:

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You may know him from our ‘In A Nutshell’ Village talks, or from the various Shakespearean characters he’s played, or as the one of the main voices in Barbie and Madeleine (yes that’s right!) but what does Artistic Director Christopher Gaze do in the day to day world of Bard?

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She’s three months into the job, moving quickly towards our biggest season yet, so we thought it was time to find out what Managing Director Claire Sakaki thinks of Bard!

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Have you ever been watching a Shakespearean play – or any play – and thought: ‘no, why is he doing that?’ Do you long to yell out to the characters to warn them against their doomed fate? We thought so. And that’s why we’ve created our all new interactive seating this season at Bard.  Check out our easy to follow guide to ticketing and seating right here:

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Ever wondered what it takes to become a theatre director? The following four people are going to find out this season as they take on the challenging & rewarding role of Apprentice Director at Bard. Find out what inspires them to direct and what excites them most in the coming season!

Michelle Boulet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mack Gordon: The Tempest
Katrina Darychuk: Equivocation
Guy Fauchon: Cymbeline

What made you want to be a theatre director?

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Do you know how many volunteers it takes to help run Bard? Guess? Last season alone, 235 theatre-loving people shared their summer with us to help check tickets, serve coffee, usher, and jump in to help with any number of other tasks. These generous and talented people help create and sustain a community environment at our site that is welcoming to every single person walking through our gates. We simply could and would not exist without them.

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From Banner to Bag - Bard's Marketing Coordinator Roanne Ward with Common Thread's Founder Melanie Conn checking out our new bags!Question: what do you do with 120 beautiful nylon street banners that are past their ‘use by’ date?

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If you came to Elizabeth Rex last year you’ll remember two things: Colleen Wheeler’s moving performance as Queen Elizabeth I and… her extraordinary wig. That wig, along with all of our Bard wigs last season, was created by the talented and much sought-after wigmaker Stacey Butterworth. Last year, as well as working at Bard, Stacey worked on the film American Hustle – up for 10 Oscar nominations this year!

Read More about Hustling in Hollywood with Wigmaker Stacey Butterworth