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Let them ‘Play On!’

Last September, the critically-acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announced its three-year project, “Play On! 36 Playwrights Translate Shakespeare.” In it, 36 playwrights are paired with 36 dramaturges to translate 39 Shakespearian works into contemporary English by Dec. 31, 2018. Since OSF announced the new initiative, it has been met with a plethora of negative feedback. Several…

Crew profiles: The brains behind Ram’s Head’s ‘Rent’

Director: Liz Knarr ‘16 Major: Political Science, Theater and Performance Studies Hometown: Yorba Linda, California Favorite Musical: “Next to Normal” Random Fact: Knarr has been involved in 19 productions while at Stanford. As Director, senior Liz Knarr’s goal is to make sure huge fans of “Rent” – colloquially called “Rentheads” – are fulfilled by what they see…

Let them ‘Play On!’

On September 29th, 2015, the critically-acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announced its three-year commissioned project Play On! 36 Playwrights Translate Shakespeare. In it, 36 playwrights are paired with 36 dramaturges to translate 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare into contemporary English by December 31st, 2018, according to the OSF website. The mission of Play On! is…