Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0475.  Tuesday, 25 June 1996.

From:           Daniel Lowenstein <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Jun 1996 12:25:57 PST
Subject:        Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Thanks to Professor Blackburn for posting his "mini-review" of this year's
productions at Ashland, Oregon.  I will be going to Ashland in about a month
for the 25th consecutive year, and will bring his review along.

Ashland is going through a pivotal period.  The long time business manager of
the festival, Bill Patton, retired last fall. The long time artistic director
had retired and been replaced a few years ago.  He also announced his
resignation, unexpectedly in the midst of some controversy, last year.  The new
artistic director created some additional controversy this winter with some
personnel moves.

I am very glad to see that, at least in Professor Blackburn's opinion, the
quality remains high.  Ashland, not too well known among the general public
outside the west, is one of American theater's most valuable assets.  I
strongly second Professor Blackburn's encouragement of anyone who can visit
Ashland to do so.  I don't believe I've ever met anyone who traveled to the
festival and regretted it.

                                Dan Lowenstein
                                UCLA Law School

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