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Photoessay: Touring Shakespeare Company Performs in Refugee Camp

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The Guardian:  The Globe Theatre aimed to have its touring production of Hamlet visit every country in the world to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and the 400th anniversary of his death, it has visited 136 countries out of 196. The only country the company could not get permission and insurance to visit was Syria, so they performed in the Zaatari refugee camp ...

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The Battle over ‘Translating’ Shakespeare

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HowlRound:  Cultural critic Eli Keel defends the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s decision to translate Shakespeare into contemporary English: …why would you discourage passing on this gift, even if it is in a different form than when you first received it? And project director, Lue Douthit, writes a lengthy explanation of the project. But Kevin Delin has had other ideas about what the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is ...

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Shakespeare goes to San Quentin

A story about how the Bard moves and inspires those who live outside the mainstream of society.   More information about this program at the Marin Shakespeare Company website.

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Video: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Experience Online

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OPB Video – This one-hour episode explores the origins and the evolution of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival – how one man’s vision for a holiday event grew to become the economic mainstay of the city of Ashland and a major presence in American Theater. Watch online: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival from Oregon Experience. On demand, streaming video from OPB.  

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Colorize Thy World: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Bard

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There’s a modern myth stating that modern audiences won’t appreciate art unless it’s created in modern technology.  The art must be accessible to the audience.  So films are colorized.  Or recropped for a widescreen.  Or re-released in 3-D. So says the modern myth. Imagine we needed to repaint the Sistine Chapel because Michelangelo didn’t have Prussian or cobalt blue on his palette.  Ridiculous, right?  Painting ...

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Cumberbatch to play Hamlet in LA cinemas (delayed simulcast) this Thursday Oct 15

Can’t get to the Barbican in London to catch Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet? Catch a delayed simulcast in Southern California tomorrow night instead!  Thursday’s simulcast is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m.  Find the nearest theater here or look at this select list of theaters in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties that will be screening the play. Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14, Downtown L.A. ...

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Can You Guess The Shakespeare Play From These Emojis?

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BuzzFeed: Guess the Shakespeare plays from these emojis and make the Bard proud! – http://bzfd.it/1GHtohF

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Why We’re Translating Shakespeare

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AMERICAN THEATRE: “Though our ‘Play on!’ commissioning project has met with some vocal disapproval, the work of translating Shakespeare is grounded in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s core values—and our love for the Bard.” – Bill Rauch, artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Why We (Mostly) Stopped Messing With Shakespeare’s Language

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The New Yorker:  Last week, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced that it had commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate all of Shakespeare’s plays into modern English. The backlash began immediately, with O.S.F. devotees posting their laments on the festival’s Facebook page. “What a revolting development!” “Is there really a need to translate English into Brain Dead American?” Critics of the project may have forgotten the long ...

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OSF Launches Three-Year Shakespeare Translation Commissioning Project

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OSF: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the launch of a 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time OSF patron Dave Hitz’s passion for Shakespeare, the project is led by Lue Morgan Douthit, OSF’s director of literary development and dramaturgy. http://bit.ly/1JT4DPt

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