“In this same interlude it doth befall
That I, one Changing Palette by name, present a wall.”
With apologies to Tom Snout the tinker and the Bard.
Yesterday was World Theatre Day.
All the world has now indeed become a stage. I know we all look forward to the day when theatres, galleries, concert halls, sports stadiums will all come to life again. In the meantime we must thank our dedicated health professionals, first responders, hospital employees; essential service providers of every kind be they in food, pharmacy, truck drivers, flight attendants, and so many countless others.
The time is out of joint; how fortunate we are that they were born to set it right!
Douglas Campbell, King Lear, Bard on the Beach, 1994My painting of the late, great Canadian actor was painted this summer with much love as a gift for all at Bard in honour of the 30th Anniversary Season and to say thank you for thirty glorious years of theatre at its very best.
A treasured gift, this rare 1748 edition of the works of Shakespeare,
Sweet Swan of Avon
A couple of long, lost relics? Not a bit of it! Two of the greatest of friends, closer than ever, enjoying the opening night of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach 25th Anniversary brilliant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.