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Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's vision. The Guthrie theatre. Challenges. Factors beyond control. Government funding. Approaching the future with a team of brilliant artistic directors. Reasons for changing the leadership model. Some information about the leaders. Goals for the future. A brief discussion of three goals. The Stratford experience.