Adaptor 1 Legault, Jean-Guy
Date of First Production 22nd June 2005
Title Tout Shakespeare Pour Les Nuls
Director Jean-Guy Legault
Place of First Production Théâtre National, Montréal
Series Festival Title Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
Technical Design/Direction
Assistant Director: Nathalie Godbout
Design: Richard Lacroix
Costumes: Ginette Grenier
Accessories: Jonas Veroff Bouchard
Lighting: Étienne Boucher
Music and Sound: Joël Melançon
Jean-Michel Anctil
Simon Boudreault
Éloi Cousineau
Year Play Written 2005
Adaptor 1 Biography Known for his daring, inventive and extremely accurate stagings, Jean-Guy Legault is of of the most prominent creators of Quebec theater today.

He currently has more than twenty-five professional large and small-scale productions that have been played across Quebec and Canada. He has led major renowned artists as well as several emerging artists. His dedication to the creation and dedication to the development of theater have always been central to his commitments. He serves also on regular committees as artistic advisor or administrator.

He is the founder of the Flying Golden Theatre (established 1993) for which he has directed twelve stagings, including the renowned Theater Far (quoted by the Journal Watch as one of the five best shows of the year in 2007, the show toured for five years in Quebec and Canada).

Founding member of Theatre Ventrebleus (1996), he participated in the creation of the show Captain Horribifabulo and produced the text and the staging of four other productions of the company: Scrooge (2002-2004), Poe (2006 and 2008), Rex (2008 and 2010) and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (2010).

He is also a founder of the New Urban Theatre for which he translated and directed the Irish Night (A Night in November by Marie Jones) and The Ladies Day (Ladies'day Amanda Whittington). Both productions have enjoyed great success on tour in Montreal and across Quebec.

In 2003 he won the Masque of the Revelation of the year with Simon Boudreault for the adaptation and staging of The Honest Girl by Goldoni for the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier. This show was also awarded the Audience Prize student (production year) at the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier.

His work as director and designer has continued on many stages across the city and regions: All Shakespeare for Dummies, the Just for Laughs Festival 2005 (Production of the year - Private Theatre); The Venetian Twins of Goldoni (2004), The Fridolinades Gratien Gélinas (2006) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2007) by Robert Louis Stevenson, at the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier; The Glare of Venison by Evelyne Chenelière, at the Salle Jean-Claude Germain's Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui (2006); Eight Women by Robert Thomas at Rougemont Theatre and on tour (2007-2008); Ionesco's Rhinoceros at the TNM in 2008 (four awards Gascon-Roux); The Crazy Odyssey of Jacques Cartier; My Wife, It’s Me by Doug Wright (2009) and William Mastrosimone’s In Extremis (2011) at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert; Hockeytown at the Théâtre des Marguerites de Trois-Rivières (2011).

In 2010, he entrusted with the direction of the production of Circus Omaterra in Sherbrooke. He raised the bar with flying colors and subsequently revamped its image production in 2011. This explosive version involved more than fourteen artists and many artists have been greatly appreciated by audiences and critics and allowed him to make a grand entrance into the world of circus.

He is currently working on theater projects and television, keeping a special place in the circus where he hopes to continue to push his imagination even further.
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Synopsis In 90 minutes, the three protagonists in this epic comedy scramble to "summarize", in a clearly unorthodox manner, the plot of the 37 pieces attributed to Elizabethan dramatist William Shakespeare.
Early 21st Century
Adaptation of
Antony and Cleopatra
Troilus and Cressida
Richard III
King Lear
Merry Wives of Windsor
Love's Labour's Lost
Much Ado about Nothing
All's Well That Ends Well
Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
Henry IV, Part II
Measure for Measure
Taming of the Shrew
Henry VI, Part III
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Henry VI, Part II
Julius Caesar
Henry IV, Part I
As You Like It
Timon of Athens
Henry V
Winter's Tale
Henry VIII
Henry VI, Part I
Merchant of Venice
Comedy of Errors
Titus Andronicus
Richard II
King John
Midsummer Night's Dream
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