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Welcome to English Theatre

© Gordon King
The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare: Victor Ertmanis, Patrick McManus and Peter Froehlich
Learn about professional English Canadian Theatre from the National Arts Centre English Theatre department. English Theatre is designed to uncover the behind-the-scenes world of professional English Canadian Theatre. Within these web pages we invite parents, teachers and students to embark on a journey through thematically organized content that will lead to a greater understanding of and appreciation for the people and processes involved in transforming a play from the page to the stage.


Here's what you'll find on English Theatre:

Info Zone
The Info Zone features a variety of practical, educational and interesting theatre resources, information and opportunities.
Playwright’s Corner
The Playwright’s Corner introduces the craft of scriptwriting. Content outlines the stages of developing concept, theme, story, characterization and writing. Video taped interviews with playwrights are presented here.
Director’s Table
The Director’s Table introduces students to the "art and science" of directing plays for professional theatre. Enjoy video interviews with professional theatre directors.
Actor’s Green Room
Learn what it takes to be a professional theatre actor and find biographies and interviews with actors discussing their profession, background and personal lives presented in video and text.
Design & Production
The highly skilled and creative people working in design and production plan, construct and organize all the physical details of the play's environment.
Check out this collection of fun and educational activities that can be completed both at home and in the classroom.


For Students
Delve into engaging information on the performing arts. There’s a lot to discover!
For Teachers
Brings into the classroom. We’ll show you how.
For Parents
Find resources of interest to you and your family.

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