Delighted to announce a bit of a departure from travel writing and the imminent publication of All the World’s a Stage: The Story of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach. Publication date is 23rd April (Shakespeares birthday). This is very much a coffee table book, complete with fantastic photographs of many of Bard’s productions over their twenty-eight year history. Available from: amazon.ca; amazon.com; BarnesandNoble.com; Chapters.Indigo.com as well as a number of independent book stores. The book has already received a number of supportive testimonials:
RICK ANTONSON: Every once in a while a topic and a writer align perfectly. Seagrave’s book is a must for all who marvel at Bard on the Beach and muse about the magic behind its success. A great read for those days between attending performances at the Festival! (Rick Antonson, past President & CEO, Tourism Vancouver).
RICK CLUFF: This is a love story. The story of a man whose love for performance and the written word, supported by a talented troupe of actors, dedicated professionals and a legion of enthusiastic volunteers, has fostered that love and shaped it into one of this country’s great festivals. (Rick Cluff, Host, The Early Edition, CBC Radio, Vancouver).
JIM VOLZ: A wonderful, well-deserved love-letter to Vancouver’s internationally renowned Bard on the Beach; it’s also a savvy textbook on how to start and develop a world-class theatre and engage an audience and community. A must-read for every ambitious arts producer. (Jim Volz, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton; Editor, (International) Shakespeare Theatre Association’s QUARTO).
MAX WYMAN: A lovely book—direct, unpretentious, filled with fact, fun and anecdote; not just for the friends and faithful followers of Bard, who are legion, but for anyone interested in an object lesson in imagining the improbable and making it the magnificent. (Max Wyman, writer, critic, educator, administrator & actor).