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OSF's Festival Noons

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.

All events are held at noon. 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.


Friday, Aug. 7 — Lecture: "'The Music Man': Community and Transformation," by Bill Rauch, OSF artistic director and director of "The Music Man" and "Equivocation"

Saturday, Aug. 8 — Lecture and demonstration: "Stage Combat: Tricks of the Trade," by U. Jonathon Toppo, actor and resident fight director of "Macbeth," "The Music Man," "The Servant of Two Masters," "Don Quixote" and "Much Ado about Nothing"

Sunday, Aug. 9 — Park Talk: Rex Young and Miriam A. Laube, actors

Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Park Talk: Lezlie Cross, literary assistant

Wednesday, Aug. 12 — Chautauqua Reading: "Who We Are and Where We've Been." Participants to be announced

Thursday, Aug. 13 —Preface Plus: "Macbeth"

Friday, Aug. 14 — Lecture: "'Macbeth' and the Insane Root of Language," by Michael Allen, University of California

Saturday, Aug. 15 — Workshop: Renaissance country dance, with Judy Kennedy, Renaissance scholar and former Green Show choreographer

Sunday, Aug. 16 — Park Talk: Michael Elich, actor

Tuesday, Aug. 18 — Park Talk: Catherine Foster, senior editor

Wednesday, Aug. 19 — Lecture: "How Well Does 'All's Well' End?" by Michael Warren, University of California

Thursday, Aug. 20 — Preface Plus: "Macbeth"

Friday, Aug. 21 — "Goldoni and the Landscape of Comedy: The High, the Low and the Middle," by Stephen Weeks, Lewis and Clark College

Saturday, Aug. 22 — Lecture: "How Well Does 'All's Well' End?" by Michael Warren, University of California

Sunday, Aug. 23 — Park Talk: Josiah Phillips, actor

Tuesday, Aug. 25 — Park Talk: Michael K. Maag, manager and automated lighting programmer

Wednesday, Aug. 26 — Lecture: "The American Dream is What We Wake Up From: A Talk on 'Paradise Lost,'" by Judith Rosen, dramaturg, "Paradise Lost"

Thursday, Aug. 27 — Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

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