Shakespearian wonders await travellers in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 05 April 2012 16:01
Taking tours of Ottawa can be a great way to introduce Shakespeare to children. Families visiting the Canadian capital throughout May can attend a special rendition of King Lear performed by Canada's National Art Centre's (NAC) English Theatre Company.
This classic play tells the tale of an aging monarch who falls into trouble while trying to bestow wisdom and loyalty upon his daughters. What will be unique about this version is that the cast is composed entirely of Aboriginal performers who will intertwine historical traditions into the plot. The play will depict the cultural landscape of Canada in the early 1600s.
Tickets can be purchased through the venue and more information about this show and others in the upcoming season may be seen on the NAC website.
The Telegraph reported King Lear to be "perhaps the greatest of all Shakespeare's dramas." Travellers who want to expose their children to an amazing example of theatrical excitement should spend time at the NAC this May. Guests to the city can choose some stylish Ottawa accommodations and check out some of the area's other fun attractions for a truly memorable trip.