Timon of Athens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

Money can’t buy everything. Timon is a wealthy man with lots of friends, but when the money runs out, so do they. Realizing he should have listened to the people who tried to warn him—a servant, a soldier and a sworn enemy—Timon turns his back on the world. But the world finds him again when he stumbles upon another fortune. Is this Timon’s chance to find out who his true friends are and rejoin society? Amanda Dehnert (Julius Caesar, My Fair Lady) directs Shakespeare’s rarely staged tragedy, whose inclusion in the 2016 repertory will mark the fourth time OSF has completed the canon.

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A Winter's Tale, The Willow Globe Company

Shakespeare's late romance, The Winter's Tale (a tale of jealous furies, an abandoned baby, a sheep shearing feast and a bear) was performed in The Willow Globe (Y Glôb Byw), a scaled down, living version of the Globe in London (a third of its size in diameter) in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales. Its Artistic Directors Phil Bowen and Sue Best believe it is one of the largest willow constructions in the country and probably the only one in use as a theatre in the world.

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Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

“A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger.

In Complete Works six performers create condensed versions of each and every Shakespeare play, comically and intimately retelling them, using a collection of everyday objects as stand-ins for the characters on the one-metre stage of an ordinary table top."

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