Christopher Newton Artist of the Theatre

Gregory Nixon

1998, 04:00 minutes, colour, b&w, English


Few people have had as much influence on the development of Canadian theatre as Christopher Newton. As Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival, Christopher Newton runs one of the largest and most celebrated theatre companies in North America. This film is a glimpse into the mind of a fascinating man. It is a cinematic portrait of Newton and some of his ideas about the life, the theatre and the shape of the universe. Set against the breathtaking beauty of Niagara-on-the-lake in early spring, Christopher Newton Artist of the Theatre is a journey through the cycles of life in the ongoing search for a truth.

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