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Misery [Aug. 28th, 2007|12:24 pm]
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Tom is starring in the stage production of Stephen King's novel Misery next year.

Info is here: http://www.canstage.com/2007-2008/play.php?ID=14#
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Monette bows out with hollow Husband [Aug. 15th, 2007|01:39 pm]
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Monette bows out with hollow Husband

Aug 13, 2007 04:30 AM
Richard Ouzounian
Theatre Critic

An Ideal Husband
2 stars (out of 4)
By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Richard Monette. Until Oct. 27 at the Festival Theatre. 1-800-567-1600

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Taken from: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/245661
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You might want to leave this Husband [Aug. 15th, 2007|01:36 pm]
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You might want to leave this Husband
KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

August 14, 2007 at 6:40 AM EDT

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Taken from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070814.whusband14/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070814.whusband14
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Bard-like take on Wilde a triumph [Aug. 15th, 2007|01:34 pm]
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Bard-like take on Wilde a triumph
Outgoing artistic director Monette chooses Ideal Husband, with themes of scandal, corruption, for his final Stratford production

August 14, 2007
ROBERT REID
RECORD STAFF

STRATFORD

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Taken from: http://news.therecord.com/arts/article/228067
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McCamus caught break when hired on by Hutt [Jul. 12th, 2007|01:28 pm]
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McCamus caught break when hired on by Hutt

Wed, July 11, 2007

Working in the Grand's Young Company led to Stratford and Shaw.

By JAMES REANEY, SUN MEDIA

Born in Winnipeg in 1955, Tom McCamus's family moved to London in 1965 when his father came here for a head office job with Labatt.

He is in eighth season at the Stratford Festival. Artistic director Richard Monette asked him to join the company more than 10 years ago. McCamus has also played eight years at the Shaw Festival.

His film and television credits and selected awards include I Love a Man in Uniform (Genie award), Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Sweet Hereafter, Possible Worlds and Waking up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (Gemini and ACTRA awards).

Atom Egoyan, director of The Sweet Hereafter, often attends McCamus's stage performances.

Stratford 2007 roles: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors; Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, which opens Aug. 11.

Stratford moment: "Richard's the one who asked me to come here in the first place in 1994 . . . I guess the moments are sitting around the table and talking about the script. It always reminds Richard about some story and it always has to do with something in the play." London roots: "I worked with Art Fidler at Oakridge . . . for a year after high school, I was with the Young Company under Heinar Piller" at Theatre London, a forerunner to the Grand. Alec Stockwell was the director of the Young Company. "Alec had gone to the University of Windsor and he convinced me to go to university there. The actual turning -- about making a decision to become an actor -- was at Windsor."

Biggest career break: "Right out of university, I got hired by Bill Hutt's Young Company at the Grand. That led to everything else" . . . including work at the Stratford and Shaw festivals and meeting new friends. "I've stayed close with them and I'm still working with a lot of them."

Personal: Married to Stratford actor Chick Reid, lives in Warkworth. She raises Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers. He turns 52 this month.

Education: Bishop Townshend public school; Oakridge secondary school; University of Windsor (for drama).

Family: Son of John and Betty McCamus of London.

If it weren't for this career . . . "I wanted to be a writer. One of the reasons I went to Windsor was Joyce Carol Oates was the writer-in-residence there . . . I always thought that would be a possibility."

What's next: McCamus is to play in an adaptation of Misery by U.S. horror writer Stephen King, with Dora-winning actor Nicola Cavendish next spring at Toronto's CanStage.

Taken from: http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Entertainment/2007/07/11/4330161-sun.html
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Hopkins a man for all theatre seasons [Jul. 7th, 2007|10:22 pm]
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Hopkins a man for all theatre seasons

Wed, July 4, 2007

By JAMES REANEY, SUN MEDIA

Born in Liverpool ("pre-Beatles I'm afraid, but only just") and raised in London, England, Bernard Hopkins is in his 24th season at the Stratford Festival.

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Taken from: http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Entertainment/2007/07/04/4310999-sun.html
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Curtain falls on theatre legend [Jun. 29th, 2007|08:48 pm]
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Curtain falls on theatre legend

Thu, June 28, 2007

He called his magnificent voice a gift from God; colleagues credit his insight and power on the stage.

By KATHY RUMLESKI AND JAMES REANEY, SUN MEDIA

Canadian theatre legend William Hutt didn't need any encore to win raves and respect as one of Canada's greatest actors.

Hutt, who performed in New York, Toronto and London, England, is best remembered for his remarkable four-decade career at Stratford Festival. He died yesterday in Stratford at the age of 87.

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'Errors' all wrong [Jun. 29th, 2007|08:44 pm]
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'Errors' all wrong
Over-the-top acting and directing leave audience cold

By Gary Smith
Special to The Spectator

With his swan song to Shakespeare -- at least in terms of his position as head honcho of the Stratford Festival, Richard Monette has once again cocked a snoot at his critics.

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Taken from: http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1182314571151&call_pageid=1126519607402&col=1126519607416
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'Comedy of Gimmicks' should be the new title [Jun. 29th, 2007|08:42 pm]
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'Comedy of Gimmicks' should be the new title
Play works hard for extra laughs
June 6, 2007

BY MARTIN F. KOHN

FREE PRESS THEATER CRITIC

STRATFORD, Ont. -- "The Comedy of Errors" is Shakespeare's shortest play.

At least it used to be.

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Taken from: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070606/ENT05/706060332/1115
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Errors aplenty in 'comedy' [Jun. 29th, 2007|08:40 pm]
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Errors aplenty in 'comedy'

by John Coulbourn

STRATFORD -- In his years at the helm of the Stratford Festival, Richard Monette may have never actually turned dross into gold.

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Taken from: http://torontosun.com/Entertainment/Columnists/Coulbourn_John/2007/06/06/4238104.html
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