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"Deliciously written" TV GUIDE
"Big and powerful, a corker" LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Charming and complex and lovely" THE NEW YORK TIMES
Showered with awards and critical acclaim, this darkly comic Canadian series follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes.
Paul Gross (Due South) stars as Geoffrey Tennant, the passionate but unstable artistic director of the New Burbage Theatre Festival. Haunted by the ghost of his predecessor (Stephen Ouimette), he struggles to realize his creative vision while handling touchy actors, a jittery general manager (Mark McKinney), a pretentious guest director (Don McKellar) and his own tempestuous romance with the festival's leading lady (Martha Burns). The backstage bedlam mirrors the onstage angst as Geoffrey directs three of Shakespeare's masterpieces -- Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear -- one in each season. Guest stars include Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers), Colm Feore (Chicago), Sarah Polley (Go, The Sweet Hereafter), and renowned Stratford Festival actor William Hutt in one of his last performances.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE cast interviews, bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, photo galleries, production notes, trailers and song lyrics. Plus exclusive bonus disc: "A Look Behind the Scenes" featurette, more cast and crew interviews, and on-set footage.
We loved this series. Lot's of laughs and lot's of drama. Anyone who loves live theater and great acting will appreciate this series.Published 20 days ago by mary
I may be biased, but all three seasons are amazing and a must have. The essence of theatre and the theatre community are captured flawlessly and hilariously in every episode.Published 1 month ago by Eric B.
Oh!! If you liked Paul in Due South you will want this. I was sorry it ended. The supporting cast is fabulous. Check out the colors used in background and on clothing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ellen A.
This is a brilliant series, funny, poignant, and beautifully acted. Paul Gross is simply amazing.Published 2 months ago by Denise J. Bister
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I'd like also to know if there are subtitles. In fact, I WON'T BUY IT before I know that there are.
It is a simple information, very obvious one. They should always make this clear. BTW, today it is a lack of respect not to add subtitles, since there is people who can't ear but would be able to... Read More
Jan 9, 2009 by Everal R. V. Silva | See all 10 posts