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Long before “Downton Abbey” or “Upstairs Downstairs,” the British were writing plays about the social norms of the upper classes and their attitudes about the servants who catered to their needs and whims.“She Stoops to Conquer,” the 1773 comedy of manners by Oliver Goldsmith, is an enduring portrayal of the gentleman with exquisite manners among his peers who becomes demanding and loutish when dealing with those he does not consider his...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM

The best productions of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” use broad physical comedy along with all the dialogue’s verbal fireworks to truly succeed. The laughter has to keep coming. Without it, the plot-turning...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Charles Marlow is a young gentleman who can barely speak to the genteel ladies of London, but he easily flirts with working-class women. Enter Kate Hardcastle, the daughter of a wealthy countryman, who comes up with a plan to pose as a serving girl...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Oregon Shakespeare FestivalSaturday — "Fingersmith," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Sunday — "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Call 541-482-4331 for tickets.Camelot...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 11:38 AM

It would be difficult to find a more professional and polished production of Tennessee Williams’ acknowledged masterpiece “The Glass Menagerie” than the one being done by the Theater Arts program at Southern Oregon...

Updated Feb 21, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Oregon Shakespeare FestivalSaturday, Feb. 21 — "Fingersmith," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Sunday, Feb. 22 — "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Call...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 7:23 PM

“Dames at Sea” is the perfect musical to celebrate a new season and new beginnings at the Ashland’s Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Much like the Cabaret itself, “Dames at Sea” is intelligent, witty and charming with...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Oregon Shakespeare FestivalFriday — "Much Ado About Nothing," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, many.Saturday — "Fingersmith," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Call 541-482-4331 for...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Richard Manley’s romantic comedy, “A Question of Words,” which debuted as a reading at the Ashland New Plays Festival in 2013, is now is now fully produced and playing at the Camelot Theatre in Talent until March...

Posted Feb 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon Cabaret Theatre celebrates its new beginnings with some sweet memories. The opening show for the Cabaret’s 30th season — the first for new artistic director Valerie Rachelle — is “Dames at Sea,” the first...

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Actor/author Clive Rosengren recently recorded his two mystery novels, "Red Desert" and "Murder Unscripted," with Blackstone Audiobooks here in Ashland. The novels feature luscious language, compelling plots and a charismatic private eye who...

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