Arts Partner: Classic Stage Company
PLAY ON! A FESTIVAL OF 39 READINGS FROM OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S TRANSLATION PROJECT*
CSC in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents 39 readings from the Play on! Shakespeare translation project. OSF commissioned 36 playwrights—more than half are women and more than half are playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg—to translate Shakespeare’s canon into contemporary modern English to celebrate the enduring impact of the Bard’s work. These commissions challenge the playwrights to bring the same level of dramatic pressure and rigor of language to their work as is present in the originals, deepening our understanding and engagement with Shakespeare. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.
*Program and dates are subject to change.
**Please Note: there is no late seating. There is no re-entry once the performance has begun.**
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- June 27, 2019