The indomitable Christopher Gaze talks with Joseph Planta about the 17th season of Bard on the Beach, the plays they’re putting on (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale, and Troilus and Cressida), and other things Shakespeare.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
This is the Planta: On the Line program here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Last year, for the first time, I went to a Bard on the Beach production. The lilt of Shakespeare’s words, along with the enthusiasm and aptitude of the performers, as well as the North Shore mountains, made for a remarkable evening, one that’s highly recommended. Bard on the Beach is already open, running through to the 24th of September.
Making a return appearance, I am joined this morning by Christopher Gaze, the artistic director of Bard on the Beach. The playbill this season includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale, Troilus and Cressida, as well as other fun and interesting events worth checking out throughout the summer. Ticket prices range from $17.00 to $29.50, and those as well as more information can be had at their website, www.bardonthebeach,org, or by calling 604-739-0559 (toll free 877-739-0599).
When I spoke to him just over a year ago, he said if I ever went to a Bard production, I’d be hooked. By golly he was right. Please welcome once again to the Planta: On the Line program, Christopher Gaze; Good morning, Mr. Gaze.
Bard on the Beach: http://www.bardonthebeach.org