Home Design Stratford Festival
Stratford
Stratford Festival Posters (1956-58) E-mail
Written by Michael LeBlanc   
Stratford Festival Stratford Festival Stratford Festival

The Stratford Shakespearean Festival was established in 1953 to help bring vitality back to the small southern Ontario city: once the site of an important rail junction, the city experienced a decline after the rail yards were moved. Since its inception, the annual Festival has attracted world-renowned theatrical names: Tyrone Guthrie was its first Artistic Director, and Alec Guinness spoke the first lines of the first play at the festival. In early 1953, in anticipation of its first season, Eric was invited to Stratford and appointed Promotional Art Director for the Festival Foundation. Eric was responsible for all programs, posters, banners and assorted printed matter in the first six years of the Festival.

Add a comment
Read more...
 


Buy the Book

Nothing Uninteresting book cover

Now available at Blurb.com.

Nothing Uninteresting

The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle

By Michael B. LeBlanc

Print Book, 186 Pages

CAD$36.67

EA-my-photo-8bit

…the Club is not closely knit enough for members to pass honest judgment on each others work. It has been done, so the policy has been to put up with bad things that are done at the club and slap each other on the back which they talk behind…

-Eric Aldwinckle, on politics at the Arts and Letters Club