Toronto Star

Stratford director Robin Phillips dies

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Robin Phillips, the venerated Stratford Festival director, died in his sleep at his home on Saturday morning. He was 73.

His hard work, talent and teaching attracted aficionado­s and newcomers to the stage alike in the 1970s.

“He had a way of making the classics really speak to the time we’re in now. He had a way of making Shakespear­e so clear and so compelling,” said Antoni Cimolino, the festival’s current artistic director.

“He taught so many people across the country — actors, directors, designers — about the potential for real beauty in the classics.”

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