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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
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You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a...

You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a Shakespearean play. Much closer to home is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon. Every year at the end of October you can enjoy on average over ten of Shakespeare's plays performed in both classic and newly imagined style. Separate tickets are needed for each show which is held at one of the event campus's two indoor or one outdoor spaces.

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Loved the production of Julius Caesar! Will be back!

My son's school spring trip took us to Ashland for the production of Julius Caesar. I did not know it was a modernized version of the play and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son's school spring trip took us to Ashland for the production of Julius Caesar. I did not know it was a modernized version of the play and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone really enjoyed the play and especially the post-matinee discussion with one of the main actors. I wish Ashland wasn't so far away (7 hours drive from where I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival annually for more than 20 years. It never fails to charm, inspire and amaze us with its ever-new approach to classic theater and its introduction of modern playwrights. This season's Julius Caesar -- especially the role of Brutus -- is the best we've ever seen. Mojada: Medea in Los Angeles, is a heartbreaker... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like your Shakespeare traditional, stay away from these two. But if you want exciting 21st century treatments of these classics, run to the box office to get seats for Julius Caesar and Henry IV. (Seeing the negative review of Julius Caesar made me wonder at how we were in the same audience, yet we were.) I've seen several... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw Julius Caesar in April and just yesterday say Hannah and the Dread Gazebo. All parties who saw JC with me strongly disliked it - in fact we were tempted to leave at intermission. Sound was bad; costuming ridiculous; casting was mediocre (even though we've previously seen many of these same actors in stellar performances before at OSF) ...and lastly;... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the play "Shakespeare in Love" in the Bowmer Theatre. Large cast, very talented, funny and romantic. Don't miss it!

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw three plays at this Shakespeare Festival and all three were excellent. I saw Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles which took on current issues that are occurring in the US now. The play was done well and the actors did a great job in their roles. The set was simple but well done. The second production was Unison... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you roll your eyes because is "Shakespeare again," stop rolling. Most of the productions in a season are not Shakespeare -- there's a lot of new theater presented as well. And even the Bard's classics are often reimagined by a skilled director in a more modern setting (the Barrio or Las Vegas as examples), which make them more poignant.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This weekend I attended the Latinx Play Project Festival at OSF. I saw four plays, two readings, attended a panel discussion, backstage tour, multiple receptions and a late night Variety Show. What an absolute blast! The staff could not be friendlier or more welcoming. The productions were extremely thought provoking and well produced. There were lots of opportunities for engagement... More 

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Julie C, Public Relations Manager at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thank you, Courtney! It was indeed an amazing weekend, made even better by getting to meet and spend time with you and Amanda. Please don't be strangers, and I definitely hope to check out what you all are doing at Two River Theater soon! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished watching Julius Caesar. VERY well done. I'm not usually a fan of modern costumes and minimalist sets for historical theater, but this fun to watch. The lines were so well delivered that the overall effect was impressive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place to miss. This is our 5th trip out and it just gets better and better. The shows are top, top quality. Nothing shoddy or low quality.

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