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June 2020

Oregon Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Julius Caesar” Livestream

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Oregon Practice Shakespeare Festival presents "Julius Caesar" Livestream from 6 to 9 p.m. June 27. For more information, visit www.opsfest.org. War, conspiracy, omens, assassination, and a ghost! The too ambitious Caesar is killed by a group of high-ranking political conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius. Fleeing Rome, they are defeated in battle by Antony and Octavius, Caesar's heir; but it's only after the battle that the bodies start piling up...

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July 2020

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Henry V” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents "Henry V" Livestream at 6 p.m. July 3. Hal’s all grown up! The Dauphin mocks Hal with tennis balls. War starts between England and France. Meanwhile, Falstaffe's dead, so Pistoll takes over. Buddies Bardolph and Nym get hanged for stealing, and Pistoll is force-fed a leek. Henry wins the war, but must now woo a wife. In French.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “All’s Well That Ends Well” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents "All's Well That Ends Well" Livestream at 6 p.m. July 5. Hellena unrequitedly loves Bertram. She cures the king, winning Bertram’s hand. Bertram refuses and leaves for war with braggart Parolles and prankster soldiers. Attempts to seduce a virgin fail when Hellena secretly takes her place, thus consummating marriage. Back home, she reveals all. Bertram suddenly loves her. All ends well.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Much Ado About Nothing” Livestream

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Much Ado About Nothing” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 10. The Prince visits Leonato with evil sibling John. Beatrice and Benedicke feud. Claudio plans to marry Hero. Folx gull Beatrice and Benedicke into thinking the other loves them. John makes Hero appear unfaithful. Claudio viciously spurns her at the altar. Hero fakes her death. John's plot is revealed. Everybody marries.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Richard III” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Richard III” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 11. After years of civil war, England is ruled by Yorkist Edward IV. His brother, Richard, coveting the throne, has his brother Clarence, nephews, wife, enemies, and friends killed on the way to ultimate power. At the Battle of Bosworth, he is defeated by the Tudor Richmond, who becomes Henry VII.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 12. Baptista’s daughter Bianca is beset with suitors… but can’t marry until after her shrewish sister Katherina. Bianca’s suitors pay the roguish Petruchio to marry Katherina, who works to tame his new wife’s wild tongue. Bianca’s suitors squabble (often in disguise), and Katherina returns to her sister’s wedding a perfect wife.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Winter’s Tale” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Winter’s Tale” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 17. Leontes thinks Hermione is stepping out with Polixenes. Hermione’s not. Hermione dies (or not?). Their child Perdita is abandoned (or not?). Turns out Hermione doesn’t and Perdita’s not. Autolicus cons. Leontes repents. Perdita marries a prince. Everyone lives happily ever after. Except for Antigonus. Antigonus gets eaten by a bear.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedy of Othello” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedy of Othello” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 18. Othello promotes Cassio, bypassing Iago. Othello marries Desdemona without parental permission. Iago, seeking revenge, plots against Othello. Cassio gets drunk and brawls, resulting in his dismissal. Desdemona pleads with Othello on Cassio’s behalf. Iago convinces Othello Desdemona is having an affair. Othello smothers Desdemona. Aemelia dies. Othello dies. Iago doesn’t.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 19. Protheus loves Julia. Valentine travels. Valentine loves Sylvia. Speed loves bed. Launce loves a dog. Protheus changes his mind, loves Sylvia, betrays Valentine, betrays Julia, betrays Thurio, and generally acts like a privileged child. Valentine, banished, becomes outlaw king. Julia dresses as a boy. Protheus is foiled and forgiven. Weddings.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The First Part of Henry IV” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The First Part of Henry IV” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 24. King Henry IV faces a rebellion led by the Mortimers and Percys, while crown prince Hal parties, jokes, and drinks with Sir John Falstaff and his low-life cronies. At the Battle of Shrewsbury, fierce Hotspur leads the rebel’s charge. Hal kills Hotspur, Falstaff acts cowardly, and Henry IV’s forces win.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Macbeth” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedie of Macbeth” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 25. Scottish lords Macbeth and Banquo meet witches who predict Macbeth will be King and Banquo father of kings. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Prince Malcolm escapes and Macbeth takes the throne. Macbeth orders Banquo killed. Lady Macbeth goes mad. Malcolm raises an English army that defeats Macbeth.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “As You Like It” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “As You Like It” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 26. Frederick exiled the rightful Duke to the Forest of Arden. Orlando's brother won't raise him right. Orlando and Rosalind fall in love. Frederick banishes Rosalind. The girls escape to Arden (Rosalind cross-dressed). Rosalind gets Orlando to pretend she/he is Rosalind and woo her. A god appears and performs many marriages.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Love’s Labour’s Lost” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Love's Labour's Lost” Livestream at 6 p.m. July 31. Forgetting the French Princess is arriving soon, King Ferdinand and friends swear off women, The courtiers are smitten. Letters are sent and confused. Berowne reasons ways out of the oath. The French court departs, but will return in one year to marry the King and courtiers… if they prove worthy.

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August 2020

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “King Lear” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedie of King Lear” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. Lear’s retiring and divides up his kingdom. Regan gets half. Gonerril gets half. Cordelia gets banished. Kent gets banished, but sticks around anyways (in disguise!). Edmund the Bastard stages a coup, alongside Goneril and Regan. Lear is cast out. Cordelia rides to Lear’s rescue. All your favorite characters die.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Comedy of Errors” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Comedy of Errors” Livestream ar 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Two sets of identical twins, masters (Antipholus) and servants (Dromio), were separated by shipwreck. Antipholus of Syracuse arrives in Ephesus and Adriana mistakes him for her husband (E.Antipholus).. S.Antipholus gets a gold chain E.Antipholus ordered, but then E.Antipholus is arrested for not paying. Confusion reigns until Antipholus' parents are found.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Falstaffe woos two wives simultaneously hoping they will shower their husbands’ money on him. Discovering this, they teach him a lesson using their wits and a jealous husband. Meanwhile, three suitors compete for Anne who, defying her parents, chooses for herself. All plots uncovered in a fairy filled finale.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Hamlet” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedie of Hamlet” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Mix together one dead father (now a ghost), a mother that quickly marries your murderous uncle, a complicated love life, two sycophantic childhood chums, a company of actors, a duel, poison, murder, madness, and the skull of a dead clown. Add pirates. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Twelfth Night” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Twelfe Night (or What You Will)” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Orsino loves Olivia (unrequitedly). Twins, Viola and Sebastian, are shipwrecked. Viola cross-dresses, works for Orsino, and Olivia falls in love with her/him. Olivia's dr-uncle and friends trick Malvolio into thinking Olivia loves him. Olivia (confused) marries Sebastian. Twins reunite, Malvolio's gulling and Viola's gender are revealed, Orsino proposes to Viola

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Romeo and Juliet” Livestream

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 15. The Capulets and Montagues hate one another. Romeo (Montague) sneaks into a Capulet party and meets Juliet (Capulet). They marry in secret. Juliet's cousin challenges Romeo. Romeo kills them and is banished. Juliet fakes death. Romeo doesn't realise, takes poison, and dies beside the "body." Juliet wakes and commits suicide by dagger.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Livestream

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 29, 2020 at 2:00pm

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “A Midsommer Nights Dreame” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Hermia loves Lysander (requitedly). Helena loves Demetrius (unrequitedly). Pucke (a fairy) accidentally makes Lysander and Demetrius love Helena. Chaos ensues. King Oberon bespells Queen Titania to love an actor transformed into an ass. The fairies reconcile. Pucke fixes the spells (except Demetrius). Everyone gets married and watches a terrible play.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Winter’s Tale” Livestream

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Winter’s Tale” Livestream at 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Leontes thinks Hermione is stepping out with Polixenes. Hermione’s not. Hermione dies (or not?). Their child Perdita is abandoned (or not?). Turns out Hermione doesn’t and Perdita’s not. Autolicus cons. Leontes repents. Perdita marries a prince. Everyone lives happily ever after. Except for Antigonus. Antigonus gets eaten by a bear.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Livestream

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 29, 2020 at 2:00pm

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The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “A Midsommer Nights Dreame” Livestream at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Hermia loves Lysander (requitedly). Helena loves Demetrius (unrequitedly). Pucke (a fairy) accidentally makes Lysander and Demetrius love Helena. Chaos ensues. King Oberon bespells Queen Titania to love an actor transformed into an ass. The fairies reconcile. Pucke fixes the spells (except Demetrius). Everyone gets married and watches a terrible play.

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