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Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain; the

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Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain; the

Discover what it takes to stage a live production of a George Bernard Shaw play. Enroll in one of the Shaw’s public enrichment programs. Learn the basics of speaking in a British dialect from a theatre professional. Visit Costumes and Props and listen as a wigmaker describes how to knot human hair, strand-by-strand, to create a hairpiece. Speak with a milliner and find why it can take up to eight hours to make a hat. Listen to a set designer as he reveals the secret to how stagehands can switch sets between acts with machine-like precision. Tour completed, you leave with a new appreciation for what it takes to create the “magic” of the theatre.

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