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"Outrageously entertaining" --NPR
Winner of 13 Gemini Awards and showered with 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 (The Notebook), Colm Feore (Chicago), Sarah Polley (Go, The Sweet Hereafter), and renowned Stratford Festival actor William Hutt in one of his last performances.
Slings & Arrows is a staple at our house. If you're into Shakespeare, and into the theatre scene in general, you'll love this charming depiction of a regional theatre company in... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Leland Harden
Utterly fabulous! Brilliant - and moving. It is an incredible "trilogy."Published 1 month ago by Booklover in AZ
I love it and it is so funny I can watch it over and over through the yearsPublished 1 month ago by ko mccammon
I really like this series. The acting is very good, the pace is quick, and has a great blend of humor and drama. It's fun, but I you care about the characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stuart Sarkela
A wonderfully addicting and madcap romp through the theatrical world!Published 2 months ago by Brandt
Slings and arrows is very funny, very moving and full of insights into the world of theatre. Fine performances and a sparkling script make for a great viewing experience. Read morePublished 2 months ago by steve craddock
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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