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Shakespearean actor is much in demand

Hill English Professor Harry Hill recently impersonated the very man whose work he has taught at Concordia for so many years -- William Shakespeare.

The occasion was the National Symposium on Canada's Official Languages, held at the Ottawa Convention Centre on September 17. Hill played the Bard and Jean-Louis Roux played Molière in an entertainment written by Antonine Maillet especially for the occasion, Des mots, Words, des mots. . .

Hill said it was a great honour to be asked to work in such distinguished company. While the conference was billed as a Canadian event, it was attended by language experts from around the world.

The veteran actor is currently at work on an Imax film in which he plays the role (off-camera) of writer Ernest Hemingway., and reads excerpts from The Old Man and the Sea.

Next June, he'll be on British television, starring in an episode of television comedy series called The Worst Witch. The series, which has been sold all over the world, has a superb script, Hill said happily.

And finally, Hill has just been asked to read excerpts from Shakespeare's Henry V at a performance on January 11 at Place des Arts to accompany a performance by the Orchestre Métropolitain of William Walton's wonderful film score for the Laurence Olivier film.

- BB

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