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Overview (2)

Born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died in London, Ontario, Canada  (pulmonary embolism)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Monette played in small theatre roles, including the British staging of "Oh, Calcutta" in 1967. Achieved great success as a theatre director, becoming first Canadian-born artistic director of the Stratford Festival (Ontario) in 1993. He retired from that role in 2007. He suffered from vascular disease, and was going into hospital for tests when he suffered a pulmonary embolism.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fred Freud

Trivia (7)

Stopped acting on stage in 1987 for several years due to stage fright
Graduate of Canada's National Theatre School
His Shakespearean directorial debut was 'The Taming of the Shrew' (1988)in Stratford, and was a huge success.
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on October 23, 1997 for his services to the performing arts in Canada.
Artistic Director of Canada's Stratford Festival since 1994 [2002]
(1994-present) Artistic Director of Canada's Stratford Festival
Stratford, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

I do theatre for people, so I don't see what's wrong with having a populist touch. You certainly can't do it for a critic -- you don't know what he's eaten for supper and how that's going to affect what he writes. You never do anything for the critics.

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