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Barry Avrich

Executive Producer, Stratford HD

Film Director: Antony and CleopatraKing John, The Taming of the Shrew, The Adventures of Pericles, Love’s Labour’s Lost

Barry Avrich is a veteran director and producer of many critically acclaimed documentary films, television specials and filmed theatrical adaptations. Some of Avrich's high profile films have included The Last Mogul (HB0), Showstopper (TMN), Filthy Gorgeous (EPIX), Quality Balls (Showtime) and The Tempest (eone). Avrich has served as a director for high profile arts organizations such as TIFF, Hot Docs, Stratford Festival and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In 2007, Avrich built The Hollywood Theatre, the world's first movie theatre in a hospital for sick children. He recently published his memoir Moguls, Monsters and Madmen.

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Shooting Shakespeare
Essay

Shooting Shakespeare

The Art of Taking Plays from the Stratford Stage to a Theatre Near You

21 July 2017

Lou Harry interviews Antoni Cimolino and Barry Avrich of The Stratford Festival to discuss the process of recording productions of each of Shakespeare's plays.