Ashland Review

Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Ashland Review: The Great Society

Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

REVIEW OF THE GREAT SOCIETY

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC, Aug. 12, 2014

This is KLCC. I’m Dorothy Velasco with the Ashland Review.

The presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson is a topic Shakespeare would have seized upon. The tragic complexity of the man and the historical scope of the times would have been irresistible.

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Ashland Review: Family Album

REVIEW OF FAMILY ALBUM

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC, Aug. 5, 2014

This is KLCC. I’m Dorothy Velasco with the Ashland Review.

“Family Album” is a new rock musical commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Written by the artist known as Stew and his partner Heidi Rodewald, and directed by Joanna Settle, the show features excellent performers, many of them from the New York music scene.

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ashland Review: Water By The Spoonful

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REVIEW OF WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC July 22, 2014

“Water by the Spoonful,” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Thomas Theatre, it’s an excellent choice for the intimate space.

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Ashland Review: Into the Woods

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REVIEW OF INTO THE WOODS

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC July 15, 2014

“Into the Woods,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Allen Elizabethan Theatre, is a Broadway-worthy spectacle. You may very well enjoy it as much as the ecstatic opening night audience.

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ashland Review: A Wrinkle In Time

Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

REVIEW OF A WRINKLE IN TIME

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC July 8, 2014

“A Wrinkle in Time,” Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book published in 1962, has been adapted for screen, stage and even opera. Now you can see a new adaptation at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Bowmer Theatre, and delight in the creativity of the stagecraft.

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Ashland Review: Richard III

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REVIEW OF RICHARD III

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC  July 1, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened its outdoor season at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre with a riveting production of “Richard III.” Dan Donahue’s multi-layered portrayal of the complex title role is a unique gift to theatre-goers.

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Ashland Review
7:27 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Ashland Review: The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare is at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland through Nov. 2.
Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The new season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Included this spring are one of his earliest works, “The Comedy of Errors,” and “The Tempest,” the last play considered to be written by Shakespeare alone.
The Festival’s version of “The Comedy of Errors,” set during the exciting Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and performed in the small Thomas Theatre, is the most endearing, funniest production of the play I’ve ever seen.

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