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Un héros hors du commun

Un héros hors du commun

| 4 min

Ce court métrage documentaire rend hommage à un dramaturge et directeur de théâtre canadien. À 14 ans, alors qu'il travaille à la ferme de son oncle, Paul Thompson reçoit un billet pour le festival de Stratford. La suite appartient à l'histoire culturelle… 50 ans plus tard, on a peine à imaginer ce que serait le théâtre canadien sans le leadership inspiré de Paul Thompson. Du Theatre Passe Muraille à l'École nationale de théâtre, il a été le mentor de générations d'acteurs et d'auteurs dramatiques et a façonné une tradition théâtrale dynamique et typiquement canadienne.

Ce film a été produit à l'occasion des Prix du gouverneur général pour les arts du spectacle 2011.

  • recipient
    Paul Thompson
  • direction
    John L'Ecuyer
  • script
    John L'Ecuyer
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Jonathon Cliff
  • editing
    Lawrence Jackman
  • location sound
    Sanjay Mehta
  • None
    Kevin Walker
    Rhys Brisbin
    Colin Moore
    Chris Niesing
  • 1st assistant camera
    Jonathan Staav
  • chief electrician
    Sean Paul Hearn
  • stage hand
    Fraser Brown
  • re-recording engineer
    Paolo Amati
  • sound effects editor
    Adam Raley
  • online editing
    Rocky Polidoro
  • marketing
    Kelly Fox
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
    Marcus Matyas
  • technical coordination
    Christopher Logan
    Drew Stevenson
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • production coordinator
    Rachel Punwassie
  • senior producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian


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Ages 14 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Ideologies
Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Popular Culture

Discuss what Paul Thompson means by “wanting to join, wanting to belong, but the price was too high”? How was his career shaped by his apparent early failures? What is his message to others about handling failure? Discuss how his message relates to peer pressure and bullying. What is “integrity,” and how did Thompson demonstrate this quality? Why is his work considered unique and “Canadian”?

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