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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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We saw the U.S. Premier of Shakespeare in Love, live on stage of the OSF. Excellent show, full of laughs and puns, tastefully done. The production took place in the Browner... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike B
Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the U.S. Premier of Shakespeare in Love, live on stage of the OSF. Excellent show, full of laughs and puns, tastefully done. The production took place in the Browner Theatre and the space was used so that there is not a bad seat in the house. If you like the movie, you will equally like this production. You... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw four plays in two days. All were excellent. Many of OSF's regular actors are superb. The new, Thomas theater is my favorite because it is small and intimate. As an audience member i feel very much part of the performance.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got last minute tickets for this play - Rush tickets - go to box office at 7pm - show at 8pm - $45 - all seats seemed like they would be great - I was in row J - middle. I have seen many plays in New York and this was on the same level! The actors were fabulous!... More 

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is something I have wanted to come to for the longest time. What an amazing theatre experience. We saw 2 different shows on the same stage. They actually build the set and take it down and put up the other set every day! During the summer there are over a dozen shows going on in 3... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theaters and plays are amazing. The box office was incredibly helpful correcting my errors. Can't say enough great things about the venue, the acting and the quality of the plays.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are things I've loved to read since middle school, but amazingly I'd never seen one of the plays performed live. What a treat it was to visit the festival and see the great playwright's works the way they were meant to be seen. I appreciated the multicultural casting- the themes and messages of the works are... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw "Shakespeare in Love" and "Julius Caesar" both jaw dropping performances, though very different plays. Shakespeare in Love made us laugh and cry - the versatility of the actors was impressive - the final scene of the "play within a play" was impeccably acted and the costumes - breathtaking! Julius Caesar was off the charts. There was so much... More 

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Redding, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed the production of Shakespeare in Love! Wonderful acting, hilarious dialogue, just a great performance by everyone. Go and see it, you will not be disappointed! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment!

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic Shakespeare has always been a hallmark of Oregon Shakespeare Festival; however, in my opinion, the 2017 Henry IV Part 1 contains blatant and subtle distortions of original Shakespeare, and may cause offense for those who follow the British royal lineage & know the British history that is the basis for this play. I understand artistic license, but to me... More 

1 Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oregon Shakespeare Festival never fails. Attending every year for over 25 years. For the last 10 years I try to go to every play. Rarely am I not thrilled, impressed or delighted. There are six plays a day in three different theaters. They continually rotate. In the summer there's a great backstage tour at 10 AM. In the summer there's... More 

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