Ashland’s ‘Language Archive’ Speaks to Our Complexity

The hundreds of bankers boxes piled nearly to the ceiling on the stage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “The Language Archive” represent the enormity and uniqueness of human communication.

Inside the boxes, we’re led to assume, are the results of painstaking efforts to record and chronicle disappearing languages. We learn early of … Continue Reading


If Laughter’s the Best Medicine, Ashland’s ‘Invalid’ Cures

If you like glitzy entertainment that pushes the boundaries of silly, you’ll feel right at home in the Parisian apartment of hypochondriac Argan.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Imaginary Invalid” – which opened in late February and runs through Nov. 6 — is an over-the-top adaptation of 17th century French … Continue Reading


Review: Ashland’s ‘Measure for Measure’ Doles Out Pleasure

ASHLAND, Ore. — First, let’s lay it out in economic terms. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is doing something right. Even as the recession continues to squeeze the U.S. like a penny-pinching matron, our small-town neighbor to the north has seen two… Continue Reading