An AMAZING MOUSE on the STRATFORD STAGE
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"The Stratford Adventure of Adrian and
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An entertaining read for anyone young or old who loves theatre
The Stratford Adventure of Adrian and
by John Sullivan Hayes is a heart warming children’s novel about a shy, bullied, cross-eyed boy
and an adventurous friendly mouse who both
want to be actors. Through their adventures the reader learns about the universal challenges of life backstage in the theatre.
Set in the early days of the Stratford
Festival Theatre of Canada several of the characters in this charming tale bear the names and
personalities of early directors, actors and designers at the Stratford
Festival. The more one knows about the history of the theatre the more one will enjoy this book, while at the same time it is an inspiring story for children who are just learning about the theatre.
About the author:
Sullivan Hayes was born in London, England on September 1, 1919, to
British stage and screen actor George Hayes and Canadian sculptress
Margaret Scobie Hayes. Following in his father's footsteps John pursued a
career working as an actor, stage manager and theatrical producer in
England, the United States and Canada.
In 1953 Tyrone Guthrie
invited John to help launch the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in
Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, JoAnn Elliott, moved from
her family's ranch in Texas to Canada, where they both worked at the
Stratford Festival in its first season. From that date forward John was
instrumental in planning and organizing 27 consecutive seasons.
after he tried to retire in 1979, he was asked to return to help the
theatre so often that his retirement became merely a six-month
sabbatical. Without his astute behind-the-scenes negotiations, the
Stratford Festival might not have survived its early years. A member of
the Festival Theatre board from 1983 until his death on July 5, 1993,
John contributed to the Stratford Festival for 40 years. Originally
named in his honour the John Sullivan Hayes Training Programme for
Theatre Training is now called the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical
Theatre at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Hayes was also a passionate collector of children's literature. His
superb collection of 6000 antiquarian children's books was donated by
his children to the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collection in the
Toronto Public Library.
Echo Hill Productions
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60th anniversary of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada
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John Sullivan Hayes
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EchoHillProductions.comPublication Date:May 03 2012
ISBN/EAN13:0973032006 / 9780973032000
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5" x 8"
Colour:Black and White
Related Categories:Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Theater
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Adventure makes life worth living!