Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:30pm
Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke Street West
RSVP: 514-398-5711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Martha Henry: Martha Henry’s storied career at the Stratford Festival began in 1962, when she appeared as Miranda to William Hutt’s Prospero and Lady Macduff in Christopher Plummer and Kate Reid’s Macbeth. Her acclaimed roles have included many of Shakespeare’s women: Titania, both Helenas, Luciana, Cressida, Viola, Countess of Rossillion, Cymbeline’s Queen, Lady Anne, Queen Eleanor, Cordelia, Goneril, Rosaline, Princess of France, Thaisa, Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Doll Tearsheet, Queen Margaret, Joan la Pucelle, Constance, Isabella, Beatrice, Paulina and Volumnia. Her more contemporary roles include Olga (Three Sisters), Mary Tyrone (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Mrs. Alving (Ghosts), Agnes (A Delicate Balance), Linda Loman (Death of a Salesman) and Prof in Taking Shakespeare, directed by Diana Leblanc in the 2013 season. As a director at the Festival, her productions include Brief Lives (Douglas Rain), Richard II (Geordie Johnson), Richard III (Tom McCamus), Antony and Cleopatra (Peter Donaldson and Diane D’Aquila), Of Mice and Men (Graham Greene), An Enemy of the People (David Fox), Three Sisters (Lucy Peacock and Tom McCamus) and Timothy Findley’s Elizabeth Rex (Diane D’Aquila, Brent Carver and Peter Hutt). In 2014, her 40th season with the Festival, she is directing Mother Courage and Her Children and appearing as Lady Bountiful in The Beaux’ Stratagem. She is also the Director of the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival. An Equity Lifetime Member and recipient of the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Martha Henry has also received five Genie Awards, two Betty Mitchell Awards, Toronto’s Drama Bench Award, New York’s Theatre World Award, three Gemini Awards (for TV) and seven honorary doctorates. She is a Member of the Order of Ontario and a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Lecture sponsored by Michael Sabia and Hilary Pearson.