Nov 01, 2012
By Michael Kramer
“Shakespeare” is leaving Stratford.
Actually the famous theatre festival is taking the word “Shakespeare” out of its official name.
It will now be known as ” The Stratford Festival,” the same name it had until 2008, when the Bard’s name was inserted.
There’s also a new logo for the renowned repertory theatre festival.
The changes were announced as Antoni Cimolinoc officially took over as artistic director from Des McAnuff.
Cimolino says in a statement, ” ‘Stratford Festival ‘ is the name that we have used for most of our 60 years, it is simple and direct, it resonates with people and it carries our legacy of quality and success.”