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Ashland: The Town That Shakespeare Built?

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2015

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 80th season, we talk about how the theater has impacted the town, and how Ashland has changed over the years.

Star Wars By The Bard

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2013

William Shakespeare's Star Wars seems a pairing of opposites but after just a few pages it's clear the Bard's influence on the galactic epic was there all along.

The Class of Shakespeare

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2011

The new movie "Anonymous" is about to bring a long-standing debate about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets to a popular audience. What are the class implications of the fight?

Shakespeare Festival Disrupted

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2011

What will a damaged theater mean for patrons of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival?

The Bard in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2010

Exploring the legacy of the Bard, as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival turns 75.