“The best repertory theatre on the entire continent.”
– John Simon, New York Magazine
The Shaw Festival – the only theatre in the world specializing in the works of Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Located in the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, it is the second largest classical repertory theatre in North America,producing works written both in and about the period of George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) – plays that speak to the beginning of the modern world and beyond. This comprehensive record of each production charts the growth of the company from its inaugural season of two plays presented over four weekends in the summer of 1962, to its seven-month, ten-play season in 2007. The Record illustrates the breadth and scope of the company’s work from the plays of Shaw and his contemporaries, to undiscovered gems, American classics, and musicals. For the first time it also catalogs plays from the newly expanded mandate which now includes contemporary plays written about the period of Shaw’s lifetime. A must have for fans and scholars alike.