A series of noon lectures and play prefaces, along with a panel discussion with three actors who have played Romeo at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will kick off Saturday, March 10. First up is “Animal Crackers in My Duck Soup: The Necessity of Anarchy,” a lecture presented Lue Douthit, SOU dramaturg and director of literary development.

A series of noon lectures and play prefaces, along with a panel discussion with three actors who have played Romeo at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will kick off Saturday, March 10. First up is “Animal Crackers in My Duck Soup: The Necessity of Anarchy,” a lecture presented Lue Douthit, SOU dramaturg and director of literary development.
Seven Preface Plus lectures will offer opportunities to learn more about OSF’s critically-acclaimed “The White Snake,” showing in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Admission to the noon events is $9, $7 for ages 6 through 18. Call the box office at 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Here’s the schedule:
Schedule:
March 10 — “Animal Crackers in My Duck Soup: The Necessity of Anarchy,” presented by Lue Morgan Douthit.
March 17 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
March 24 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
March 31 — “The Feud as Fate in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ” presented by Coppélia Kahn of Brown University.
April 7 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
April 14 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
April 21 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
Aprril 28 — “Angry Birds and the Thing with Feathers: Chekhov and his Seagull,” presented by Allison Horsley, dramaturg and literal translator for “Seagull.”
May 5 — “A Three-Decade Long Journey: Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella,” presented by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch.
May 12 — Preface Plus: “The White Snake”
May 19 — “Call Me But Love: Actors on Playing Romeo,” a panel discussion with actors Richard Howard, Daniel José Molina and John Tufts. Lydia G. Garcia is moderator.