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 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.