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A Company of Fools

Company NameA Company of Fools
Company TypeTheater Company
LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada
WebsiteOfficial Website
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About the Company

A Company of Fools is a family-oriented community organization that provides a valuable arts-and-culture experience as Ottawa's original professional summer Shakespeare troupe. The company was founded in 1990 by Margo MacDonald and Heather Jopling, two graduates of the University of Ottawa. Performed predominately in parks around Ottawa, Ontario, the company began performing indoors with Shakespeare's Interactive Circus in 1992. Fools' productions combine physical theatre techniques such as clown, mask, and puppetry with classical text. Their aim is to make Shakespeare accessible and fun to audiences of all ages.

A Company of Fools

Shakespeare Productions

(Productions are in reverse chronological order)

  1. Antony and Cleopatra (2011, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  2. Shakespeare's Danish Play (2005, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  3. The Taming of the Shrew (2005, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  5. Lady Macbeth (2004, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  6. Foolius Caesar (1998, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  7. Romeo and Juliet (1996, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  8. The Comedy of Errors (1994, A Company of Fools, Canada) .... theater company
  9. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1982, A Company of Fools, USA) .... theater company

: Film production
: Performance