Adaptor 1 Thiessen, Vern
Date of First Production
2005, February 1
Title Shakespeare's Will
Director
Geoffrey Brumlik
Place of First Production
Rice Stage at Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Production Company
Citadel Theatre in association with Free Will Players
Technical Design/Direction
Set and Costume Desigener: Guido Tondino
Lighting Designer: Del Surjik
Sound Designer: Dave Clarke
Assistant Set and Costume Designer: Victoria Zimski
Choreographer: Anita Miotti
Stage Manager: Michelle Chan
Apprentice Stage Manager: Shannon Macelli
Cast/Performers
Anne: Jan Alexandra Smith
Performance History
2011, July 13th - September 2nd
Director: Miles Potter
Place of Production: Studio Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Series Festival Title: The Stratford Festival of Canada

Designer - Peter Hartwell
Lighting Designer - Kevin Fraser
Composer - Marc Desormeaux
Sound Designer - Peter McBoyle
Assistant Lighting Designer - Jareth Li
Stage Manager - Marylu Moyer
Assistant Stage Manager - Martine Beland
Production Manager - Ray Salverda
Production Assistant - Joyce Zogos
Production Stage Manager - Marylu Moyer
Technical Director - Robbin Cheesman
Cast:
Anne Hathaway: Seana McKenna

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2007, June 23- September 20
Director: Miles Potter
Place of Production: Studio Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Series Festival Title: The Stratford Festival of Canada

Technical Design:
Designer: Peter Hartwell
Lighting Designer: Kevin Fraser
Composer: Marc Desormeaux
Sound Designer: Peter McBoyle
Stage Manager: Anne Murphy
Assistant Stage Manager: Kim Lott
Production Assistant: Lucy Martin
Production Stage Manager: Marylu Moyer

Cast:
Anne Hathaway: Seana McKenna

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2006, February 2-18
Gateway Theatre, Richmond, British Columbia
Production Company: Citadel Theatre

Anne: Jan Alexandra Smith

Awards
Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, 2005
Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition, 2005
Nomination for Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Play, 2005
Nominated for Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Actress, 2005
Nominated for Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Set Design, 2005
Publishing and Multimedia
*Thiessen, Vern. Shakespeare's Will. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2005.
*Background Book for Stratford Festival performance of Shakespeare's Will, 2007.
[Link1]
  http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/plays/pdf/07_will_bb.pdf
Adaptor 1 Biography
"Vern Thiessen is a playwright and film writer. He has written more than a dozen plays for both children and adults, and his work has been produced at professional theatres in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. His plays for children include: Dawn Quixote, which has now been seen by over 90,000 people across Canada; On The Line, a play about two children who communicate via the internet; and Home Run, a new play commissioned by Quest Theatre in Calgary. His adult plays include Blowfish, published by Playwrights Canada Press. He also wrote the screenplay for Samurai Swing, a short film aired on national television, and which has screened at film festivals across North America, including Montreal, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Winnipeg, Dawson City, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton. Vern's presentations are suitable for Grades 4 to adult. He will present for groups of 50 or less. Vern performs a 15 minute reading with a 20 minute workshop for Grades 4 - 6 and a 20 minute reading and 40 minute workshop for Grade 7 - adults" (7 Jan. 2003. qtd. from http://www.yabs.ab.ca/authorbios/thiessenv.html).
  http://www.yabs.ab.ca/authorbios/thiessenv.html
Adaptor 1 Bibliography
*Vern Thiessen. 7 Jan. 2003.
http://www.yabs.ab.ca/authorbios/thiessenv.html.
  http://www.yabs.ab.ca/authorbios/thiessenv.html
Synopsis
"Loosely based on the life of Anne Hathaway, this one-woman show is a poetic and highly-theatrical tale of romance, reconciliation and revenge" (1 Nov 2005 qtd. from http://members.shaw.ca/vern.thiessen/vernshakespeareswill.html).
Keywords
Feminist Theatre
Professional
Shakespeare as a Character
Notes
Commissioned by Free Will Players.
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Adaptation of
Anne Hathaway's life
William Shakespeare's will
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