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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
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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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A different and ineresting trip

The town is very beautiful and quaint with all that means. If you like Shakespeare or even just like plays. One of the best things about this is the area. Wineries, hiking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Roseville, California
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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First no complaints against the production, the cast or all the hard work that went into this play. It was truly proffesional and entertaining. However the seating was the worst experience of our lives. It was so hot and uncomfortable that we nearly had to leave in the second act. I will never attend another indoor performance again, we just... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The town is very beautiful and quaint with all that means. If you like Shakespeare or even just like plays. One of the best things about this is the area. Wineries, hiking, lake, rivers, mountains and more.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience in one of the most charming cities in America. Going to Ashland for the festival is a whole experience. Cute hotels or bed and breakfasts. Great eateries and the shows themselves are fantastic. I recommend anyone who enjoys culture give it a try. Always a great spin on Shakespeare. We love it here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ashland exists as a micronism of a liberal backwater, with a liberal pseudo intellect on every street corner or write-in to news media. However, the Shakespearean plays and presentations are top of the world class and should be visited by every student of all acting mediums. Don't miss these.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the OSF once a year or so.... This time it was towards the end of the season in fall. Tip: Bring very warm clothing and a rain poncho if you are going to any Elizabethan Theater plays! And, bring a piece of plastic for the seats, as they will be wet if it rains! Some people bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The acting, the artistic design, the directing, the quality - CONSISTANTLY, OVERWHELMINGLY ASTOUNDING! EVERY SHOW seems to rival Broadway. I've seen numerous production in both locations. Some OSF shows are BETTER than shows in NYC! Having only been going for 5 years, it gnaws at me that I've missed SO MANY undoubtedly BRILLIANT productions.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Hmmm... before coming to Ashland this year, I would have never thought that I would give this festival a rating of two stars. I've been here in the 1980's several times, and have thoroughly enjoyed each of those visits, highlighted with superb theater performances. This time, though, after 25+ years since my last visit, I'm sad to say that the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Sone tie ago, I drove from San Francisco to Ashland to hear the OSF's rendition of my favorite play, "Hamlet." I've heard the play at many venues, the best of which were, surprisingly, local amateur community theater companies. Sadly, OSF's players succumbed to the temptation to mug to the audience and scream their lines, "split[ting] the ears of the groundlings"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One can really understand the words and nuances of that fabulous playwright. The sets are often unusual, as is the setting, but the Bards meaning comes through.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a national institution. Aside from expert productions of the Bard's plays there are numerous other performances. The Globe Theater gives the ultimate outdoor experience.

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