The Shaw Festival : On a warm, humid night in June of 1962, four amateur actors sat on stools in the Court House of Niagara-on-the-Lake for their first performance of Don Juan in Hell from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman. It was a modest first performance. Few would have predicted that this humble beginning, called simply "Salute to Shaw," would develop over the next fifty years to become one of the world's leading repertory companies. Today's Shaw Festival runs for seven months in four theatres, with some 800 performances attracting over a quarter of a million patrons from all parts of Canada, the United States, and many other countries around the world. 2011 marks the Festival's fiftieth anniversary. Drawing on the Shaw Festival archives housed at the University of Guelph, this beautifully illustrated book recounts the remarkable story of the genesis, founding, and development of one of Canada's great cultural success stories. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.