In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold a panel discussion, "Shakespeare, Period: How We Make Production Choices," from noon to — p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in Carpenter Hall.




Panelists are Bill Rauch, artistic director; Lue Morgan Douthit, director of literary development and dramaturgy; Deborah M. Dryden, resident costume designer; Scott Kaiser, head of voice and text; and G. Valmont Thomas, actor. Alan Armstrong &

director of Shakespeare studies at Southern Oregon University and dramaturg on this season's production of "Coriolanus" &

will moderate the discussion.




The panel will touch on the topics of "original practice," the history of Shakespearean productions, time periods and theatrical conventions. There will be a live webcast of the event on AshlandTV20.com. An edited transcript of the discussion will be published in the summer edition of Prologue, OSF's member magazine. Lue Morgan Douthit's article, "Producing Shakespeare: Is There a "Traditional" Tradition?" is available at /news/articles.aspx




The event is free but tickets are required. For tickets call the Box Office at 482-4331.