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Robert Lepage

Robert Lepage

| 6 min

For Robert Lepage, every production begins with a sense of exploration and discovery, whether it is an intimate one-man show, or a re-staging of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle. Lepage's work marries technology with ritual, magic with cutting-edge effects to completely reinvent theatrical space. Director J. Peter Allen borrows a page from Lepage's favourite creative mediums (film and stage) to fashion a subtly shifting view of the famed director, playwright, actor and filmmaker at work.


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Education

Ages 14 to 16

Arts Education - Drama
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Media Education - Popular Culture

Robert Lepage asks whether art ought to be accessible. In his opinion, this is not necessarily the case, because wide accessibility limits creativity. Can we produce art that is more experimental in nature and still have popular appeal? Lepage succeeded, but how? How did he go about it? Is he a genius, a businessman, an indefatigable workhorse or a happy mixture of all three? Is any one aspect more important than the others?

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