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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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I've been going to the Festival for the last five years and now am considering making it a bi-annual event. My expectations are exceeded and I enjoy getting together with another... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2014
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I've been going to the Festival for the last five years and now am considering making it a bi-annual event. My expectations are exceeded and I enjoy getting together with another teacher friend for a few days and a few shows each time. Great restaurants and park for walking make it a lovely holiday!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was the second time we went to the Shakespeare Festival and, again, we were blown away. This festival really makes Shakespeare accessible--I'm actually seeing a play with a plot, not just listening to people reciting Shakespeare and feeling all cultured about it. I also love that they are willing to go beyond the poofy pants and ruffly collars and... More 

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Grass Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We saw 4 plays in two days and loved them all. Spoonful of Water was our favorite because of the cast, powerful story and creative set design. We also saw Coconuts, very funny,The Tempest,strong cast and staging, and Into the Woods, a little long, but clever. We especially enjoyed the talks with actors after the shows and the Green Concert... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

OSF is well known outside of Ashland and for good reason. It puts on very high caliber plays (Shakespeare and others) in a beautiful setting. Well worth a trip!

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Grandson's first Shakespeare play, Two Gentlemen from Verona, and then Coconuts - what a hoot! We laughed and giggled thru the entire show. The actors were fantastic. I had forgotten how funny the Marx Brothers were. Nathan made numerous friends in their Gift Shop.

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Juneau Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, and Cocoanuts. In fact get tickets to see Cocoanuts twice - the zingers go by so fast it is hard to catch them all the first time! Hilarious fun! The all-female cast of Two Gentlemen was amazing - they mastered male body language exceptionally well. Particularly enjoyed Launce as performed by KT Vogt (who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

OSF has another year of top quality entertainment. We enjoyed all four places we saw: * Water by the Spoonful: stunning cast, powerful play, mature subject matter. My 16 year old daughter and my favorite. * The Cocoanuts: hysterical Marx Brothers humor with fresh improvisation every night. Highly recommended. * Two Gentleman of Verona: stunning costumes and staging. Talented and... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Tempest is beautiful. Our whole family loved it. Don't miss Water by the Spoonful - great writing, wonderful acting. For a fun evening, no thinking required, see Cocoanuts. We will be back to see the outdoor plays!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We saw the all women cast in Two Men From Verona. We loved, loved, loved it. Such a great twist from the 1500's when it was performed by all men! Fun, crisp, and funny, very well executed!

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We happened to be in the area for Father's Day weekend, so decided to take in a play. Having seen Richard III (multiple times) we opted for "The Cocoanuts" - a remade-for-stage version of the Marks Brother's film of the same name. Mark Bedard plays an almost perfect Groucho - walk, talk, and all - and accompaniments from the three... More 

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