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Sunday, April 15, 2012

AIFF 2012 day 2: Julie Taymor and Bill Rauch - and OSF



Our second day was almost all Shakespeare as we decided to take in a bit of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival too. We started with the Backstage Tour - no matter how many times you take the tour, it's always fun and you learn something new; this time our group was led by longtime OSF actor Mark Murphey (Ulysses in this year's Troilus and Cressida; I'm behind on reviewing that too). Then we saw an affecting Seagull, directed by Libby Appel, on the intimate New Theatre stage (wonderful); after a nice lunch at Lark's it was on to the Armory to see a fascinating "conversation" between OSF's Bill Rauch and stage and film director Julie Taymor. With enlightening footage from four of her plays and films--The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, Across the Universe, and The Lion King--showing how her stage work is transformed to the cinematic medium.

I'm doing these daily posts as placeholders until the festival is over, social obligations are met, and I can get back to writing. So check back later for details :)


Here's some local newspaper coverage of the event: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120414/NEWS/204140314

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