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Play On Shakespeare Festival

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Play On Shakespeare in partnership with Classic Stage Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 39 readings from the Play on! Shakespeare translation project.  More…

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 works into contemporary modern English to celebrate the enduring impact of the Bard’s plays. 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, and deepen our understanding and engagement with Shakespeare.


The reading schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 29 7:00pm – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Thursday, May 30 2:00pm – The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, May 30 7:00pm – Titus Andronicus

Friday, May 31 7:00pm – Henry VI, Part 1

Saturday, June 1 2:00pm – Henry VI, Part 2

Saturday, June 1 7:00pm – Henry VI, Part 3

Sunday, June 2 2:00pm – Richard III

Monday, June 3 7:00pm – The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday, June 5 7:00pm – Love’s Labour’s Lost

Thursday, June 6 2:00pm – Edward III

Thursday, June 6 7:00pm – Richard II

Friday, June 7 7:00pm – Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, June 8 2:00pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, June 8 7:00pm –King John

Sunday, June 9 2:00pm – The Merchant of Venice

Monday, June 10 7:00pm – Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday, June 12 7:00pm –Henry IV, Part 1

Thursday, June 13 2:00pm – The Merry Wives of Windsor

Thursday, June 13 7:00pm –Henry IV, Part 2

Friday, June 14 7:00pm – Henry V

Saturday, June 15 2:00pm – As You Like It

Saturday, June 15 7:00pm – Julius Caesar

Sunday, June 16 2:00pm – Hamlet

Monday, June 17 7:00pm – Twelfth Night

Wednesday, June 19 7:00pm – Troilus and Cressida

Thursday, June 20 2:00pm – Measure for Measure

Thursday, June 20 7:00pm – Othello

Friday, June 21 7:00pm – All’s Well That Ends Well

Saturday, June 22 2:00pm – Timon of Athens

Saturday, June 22 7:00pm – King Lear

Sunday, June 23 2:00pm –Antony and Cleopatra

Monday, June 24 7:00pm – Macbeth

Wednesday, June 26 7:00pm – Coriolanus

Thursday, June 27 2:00pm – Pericles

Thursday, June 27 7:00pm – Cymbeline

Friday, June 28 7:00pm – The Winter’s Tale

Saturday, June 29 2:00pm – Henry VIII

Saturday, June 29 7:00pm – The Tempest

Sunday, June 30 2:00pm – The Two Noble Kinsmen


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