Take a journey with content and videos that introduce you to the people and processes involved in transforming a play from the page to the stage.
Create, learn about and experience French-language theatre. Start by exploring the resources available here.
Explore Baroque to 21st Century orchestral music using multimedia. Learn about Canada's composers.
Listen to over 200 free, high quality archival recordings performed by the NAC Orchestra recordings since 1970.
View over 100 stage maquettes through vivid photos and archival records on scenic design.
The Secret Life of Costumes
Learn about this extraordinary collection created for productions at Canada’s NAC.
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Activities & Resources
By Michael Eagan
Iconography as Scenography
discusses ways in which visual symbols and iconic images can be used in costume design to visually represent themes and ideas in a play. Content is targeted at senior high school or university-level students.
Delve in to this feature on four influential designers, each with a substantial body of work, who represent different stages in the NAC’s history:
Designers in the Collection
The work of over thirty designers is represented in The Secret Life of Costumes.
Find out who they are.
Jacques as Claudius,
Changement à vue
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