OSF's Festival Noons

    Free talks by members of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's company and staff are presented in the Bill Patton Garden, outside of Gate 1 of the Elizabethan Theatre. Other Festival Noon events are set in Carpenter Hall on Pioneer Street. Tickets for events at Carpenter Hall cost $8, $7 for members and $6 for ages 6 through 17. See osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 482-4331.


    Friday, July 31 — "Shakespeare and the Divine Feminine," a panel discussion on playing Shakespeare's heroines with actors Kjerstine Anderson, Robin Goodrin Nordli, Robynn Rodriguez and Vilma Silva. Moderated by Hilary Tate, former OSF director of publications

    Saturday, Aug. 1 — Workshop: "Macbeth," by OSF's education department

    Sunday, Aug. 2 — Park Talk: Ann Stephens, wardrobe supervisor

    Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Park Talk: Joe Porto, scenic construction supervisor

    Wednesday, Aug. 5 — Lecture: "'Henry VIII': Romance or History?," by Virginia Mason Vaughan, Clark University

    Thursday, Aug. 6 — Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

    Friday, Aug. 7 — Lecture: "'The Music Man': Community and Transformation," by Bill Rauch, OSF artistic director and director of "The Music Man" and "Equivocation"

    Saturday, Aug. 8 — Lecture and demonstration: "Stage Combat: Tricks of the Trade," by U. Jonathon Toppo, actor and resident fight director of "Macbeth," "The Music Man," "The Servant of Two Masters," "Don Quixote" and "Much Ado about Nothing"

    Sunday, Aug. 9 — Park Talk: Rex Young and Miriam A. Laube, actors

    Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Park Talk: Lezlie Cross, literary assistant

    Wednesday, Aug. 12 — Chautauqua Reading: "Who We Are and Where We've Been." Participants to be announced

    Thursday, Aug. 13 —Preface Plus: "Macbeth"

    Friday, Aug. 14 — Lecture: "'Macbeth' and the Insane Root of Language," by Michael Allen, University of California

    Saturday, Aug. 15 — Workshop: Renaissance country dance, with Judy Kennedy, Renaissance scholar and former Green Show choreographer

    Sunday, Aug. 16 — Park Talk: Michael Elich, actor

    Tuesday, Aug. 18 — Park Talk: Catherine Foster, senior editor

    Wednesday, Aug. 19 — Lecture: "How Well Does 'All's Well' End?" by Michael Warren, University of California

    Thursday, Aug. 20 — Preface Plus: "Macbeth"

    Friday, Aug. 21 —"Goldoni and the Landscape of Comedy: The High, the Low and the Middle," by Stephen Weeks, Lewis and Clark College

    Saturday, Aug. 22 — Lecture: "How Well Does 'All's Well' End?" by Michael Warren, University of California

    Sunday, Aug. 23 — Park Talk: Josiah Phillips, actor

    Tuesday, Aug. 25 — Park Talk: Michael K. Maag, manager and automated lighting programmer

    Wednesday, Aug. 26 — Lecture: "The American Dream is What We Wake Up From: A Talk on 'Paradise Lost,'" by Judith Rosen, dramaturg, "Paradise Lost"

    Thursday, Aug. 27 — Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

    Friday, Aug. 28 — Lecture: "Is Our Paradise Really Lost?" by Libby Appel, artistic director emerita and director of "Paradise Lost"

    Saturday, Aug. 29 — Lecture and interactive demonstration: "Beat Boxing and the Art of Vocal Percussion," by Adam Matta, beat boxer and vocal performance artist, New York City

    Sunday, Aug. 30 — Park Talk: Christine Albright, actor

    Tuesday, Sept. 1 — Park Talk: Alison Carey, director, "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle"

    Wednesday, Sept. 2 — Lecture: "Staging 'Henry VIII,'" by Alan Armstrong, professor emeritus, Southern Oregon University and dramaturg, "Henry VIII"

    Thursday, Sept. 3 — Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

    Friday, Sept. 4 — Lecture: "Macbeth and Magic," by Jennifer Lee Carrell, scholar and novelist

    Saturday, Sept. 5 — Lecture and demonstration: "Shakespeare As Originally Performed: Patrick Tucker's Original Shakespeare Company and London's Shakespeare's Globe," by Don Weingust, Southern Oregon University

    Sunday, Sept. 6 — Park Talk: Kathleen F. Leary, archivist

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