Ashland Mainstage: Lump It or Like It

“The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa,” and “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare (with assistance) at The Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, Oregon. This season, aside from the brooding historical pageant of “Henry V,” the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has… Continue Reading


Provocative Ashland Theater: Shakespeare’s take on Sex, War and Politics

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland, presents two by The Bard: “Henry V” on the Elizabethan Stage and “Troilus and Cressida” at the New Theater. “War,” Carl von Clausewitz assures us, is just “politics by other means.” This may have been… Continue Reading


Reviewer Extraordinaire, Lincoln Kaye: Ashland Mash-ups

“Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella,” at the Angus Bowmer Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland. Here’s one specially tailored for hard-core theater geeks. They were out in force and wildly appreciative at the show’s opening night in Ashland. Much of the audience seemed to… Continue Reading


Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s New Season is Director’s Last

ASHLAND, Ore. – It’s a bittersweet season for those behind the scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After 33 seasons as executive director, Paul Nicholson will be retiring when curtains close this fall. A replacement search is underway, with the… Continue Reading


Shakespeare Festival Leads With Common Theme, Diversely Portrayed

Ashland, 2012: Misalliances Under the Sadie Hawkins rules of Leap Year, romantic initiative becomes a wide-open free-for-all. No wonder if the course of true love gets even more roiled than usual. Apt, then, that in the current leap year the… Continue Reading