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Our four daughters looked forward every year to family trips to Ashland for two or three plays under Ashland's magical stars. Two of the daughters attended SO because of those lovely trips.
For more than 30 years, we took all house guests from out of state for a drive down the Oregon coast, with Ashland as the destination. A few nights in an Ashland motel allowed us to explore Tule Lake and other attractions nearby. We left Ashland loaded with souvenirs, clothing and even furniture.
The first time we ran into a modern-style Shakespearean production was about six or seven years ago. The actors looked like homeless people! They reclined onstage, jumping up now and then to plop down in another location. It truly looked like desperation thrift. Nothing in advance publicity warned of the change. We have not been back.
"Modern costuming" is available in every entertainment venue on a daily basis. Visuals are vital. The Wizard of Oz is special. Alice in Wonderland is special. Shakespeare is in a class of its own -- the most special of all, and visuals are vital.
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