• Libby Appel by the numbers

  • Years artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 12.
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  • Years artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 12.
    Plays produced on her watch: 132.
    Number she directed: 20.
    Number she directed as a guest conductor before she was hired: 4.
    Times she directed her favorite plays ("The Tempest" and "The Cherry Orchard," shown at left): once each (2007).
    Plays she directed more than once at OSF: 1 ("The Winter's Tale," 2006 and 1990 as a guest director).
    Theaters built at OSF during Appel's service: 1, the New Theatre, 2002.
    Cost of New Theatre: $11 million.
    OSF attendance in 1996: 351,879, or 88 percent of capacity.
    OSF attendance in 2006: 387,839, or 87 percent of capacity.
    Top ticket, 1996: $42.
    Top ticket, 2007: $75.
    Top artistic people let go by Appel in 1996: 4.
    Top Appel people let go by Bill Rauch at end of 2007 season: 5.
    Most performances of any production in OSF history (the Appel-directed "Macbeth" of 2002): 156.
    Times OSF was honored or singled out for excellence by Time magazine or The New York Times during Appel's tenure: 4.
    Plays Appel took to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.: 1.
    Honorary doctorates bestowed on Appel this year: 2.
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