By Keith Tomasek, July 8, 2018
Every Sunday in The Shakespeare Actors’ Book Club you’ll discover a new book, selected by an actor performing Shakespeare.
It’s a chance to shine a light on three of our favourite things here at Stratford Festival Reviews: books, actors and Shakespeare!
Bookmark this site and visit every Sunday as a new actor shares the story of how their reading intersects with their production and everyday life.
photo Dahlia Katz
Jason Cadieux is acting in “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park.
Cadieux Recently performed in the Dora Award winning “Jerusalem,” which was co-produced by Outside the March, the Company Theatre and Starvox Entertainment. He co-founded and continues to run the Essential Collective Theatre company in St. Catharines.
The Hunger, by Alma Katsu
How did you discover this book?
Read a great review online.
What drew you into the story?
I’m a horror fan and the mash up of historical fiction, (the book is inspired by the doomed Donner Party caravan 1846), and dark supernatural forces appealed to me.
If you could, would you like to inhabit the setting for a year? Why?
To see North America before it was tamed would be a trip- just for a year though, as I’m a city boy at heart.
How do you find time to read?
Rule of thumb, always carry a book. And I’m big into audio books, so if I’m on the road or waiting in line, I can read!
What is your favourite place to read?
I think on a train, something so relaxing about it + you’re getting somewhere!
Hardcover, paperback or e-reader?
I travel a lot, so I can’t be too precious about it. Paperbacks are light, easy to carry and they look good when they’re beat up.
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ALL THE ACTORS IN THE SHAKESPEARE ACTORS’ BOOK CLUB
Jason Cadieux – Shakespeare in High Park, Toronto.
Kayvon Khoshkam – Bard on the Beach, Vancouver.
Skye Brandon – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
Garry Williams – Shakespeare by the Sea, Halifax.
Heather Cant – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
Ben Carlson – Bard on the Beach, Vancouver.
Sébastien Heins – Stratford Festival, Ontario
Come back next Sunday for another actor and another book.