Living the Dream

Interview with Scott Wentworth

We’d just left a truly ebullient and exuberant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Stratford Festival Theatre and we pleased to meet with Scott Wentworth who we saw playing Theseus. He came to Stratford years ago, started acting there, and has lived there ever since. Like many others he has found a way of making his living by acting Shakespeare in Stratford year in, year out.

In this extract he talks about what is distinctively Canadian about the festival, the style of acting, and about director Chris Abraham’s hugely surprising and big-hearted Dream that we had all thoroughly enjoyed – presented as a gift to a gay couple as part of their wedding celebrations. But it has also proved to be controversial…

The interviewer is Paul Prescott.

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