Noon-hour activities for Oregon Shakespeare Festival patrons include lectures by company artists and visiting lecturers; Preface Plus, or longer versions of OSF's play prefaces; informal park talks with company members; and panel discussions, demonstrations, concerts, workshops and more.

Noon-hour activities for Oregon Shakespeare Festival patrons include lectures by company artists and visiting lecturers; Preface Plus, or longer versions of OSF's play prefaces; informal park talks with company members; and panel discussions, demonstrations, concerts, workshops and more.

Free park talks are in the Bill Patton Garden, outside of Gate 1 of the Elizabethan Theatre. All other events are in Carpenter Hall on Pioneer Street. Tickets for events at Carpenter Hall cost $8, $7 for members and $6 for ages 6 through 17. See osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 482-4331.

SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug. 28 — Lecture: "Is Our Paradise Really Lost?" by Libby Appel, artistic director emerita and director of "Paradise Lost"

Saturday, Aug. 29 — Lecture and interactive demonstration: "Beat Boxing and the Art of Vocal Percussion," by Adam Matta, beat boxer and vocal performance artist, New York City

Sunday, Aug. 30 — Park Talk: Christine Albright, actor

Tuesday, Sept. 1 — Park Talk: Alison Carey, director, "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle"

Wednesday, Sept. 2 — Lecture: "Staging 'Henry VIII,' " by Alan Armstrong, professor emeritus, Southern Oregon University and dramaturg, "Henry VIII"

Thursday, Sept. 3 - Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

Friday, Sept. 4 — Lecture: "Macbeth and Magic," by Jennifer Lee Carrell, scholar and novelist

Saturday, Sept. 5 — Lecture and demonstration: "Shakespeare As Originally Performed: Patrick Tucker's Original Shakespeare Company and London's Shakespeare's Globe," by Don Weingust, Southern Oregon University

Sunday, Sept. 6 — Park Talk: Kathleen F. Leary, archivist