Category: OSF Archives

Season: 2012
Ruth Elodie King

Jan 22nd, 2013

Ruth Elodie King as 'Nanny' in "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"
Find out about Ruth Elodie King, who was a part of the OSF family from 1940 to 1978.
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Season: 2013
Performance! article

Jan 16th, 2013

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Article on history of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival published in "Performance!"
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Season: 2012
Karen Grassle

Oct 5th, 2012

Karen Grassle
Well, it’s Friday, so there must be a Famous Face! This week it is Karen Grassle, perhaps best known as ‘Ma Ingalls’ on eight seasons of “Little House on the Prairie.” In 2003, she played the Duchess of York in our production of “Richard II.”
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Tales from the Vault: B. Iden Payne

Oct 4th, 2012

B. Iden Payne first inspired Angus Bowmer as a student at the University of Washington in 1930. In 1956 and 1961, Payne came to Ashland to both act and direct. In the intervening years, what Bowmer learned from Payne in Seattle lingered.


He gained an understanding of the meaning of words for the Elizabethan audience, a modern editor’s script must be read with knowledge of the earliest printed versions of the plays and with a firm rejection of all those stage and scene directions from 18th and 19th century productions...
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Tales from the Vault: Bob Scott

Oct 4th, 2012

Bob Scott was a great fan of Shakespeare and other playwrights, and a great friend of the Festival. Though he died in August of this year, he is alive in our minds and hearts. Through his estate he has left us a fine parting gift.



The Archives has received a collection of 232 items which Bob owned, most of which include a bookplate indicating that they are from the collection of Robert Edward Scott.
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