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2008-07-20 12:00:30

By Misha Berson, Seattle Times Jul. 20--ASHLAND, Ore. -- A distraught Othello murders his innocent wife, Desdemona. The Roman general Coriolanus goes over to the enemy army. Emily Webb, who perished young, yearns for the living from her Grover's Corners grave. All this, and much more, is transpiring on the boards at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) this summer. Meanwhile, those who run this major West Coast theater worry a lot about what's happening at the gas pump, along with...

2008-07-10 09:00:56

By Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 10--Livermore Shakespeare Festival, fresh in new digs in the Livermore Valley wine country, doubles its summer offerings this year with two comic plays -- Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and the frenetic "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)." Both shows play in repertory until the beginning of August on the grounds of historic Concannon Vineyards, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. A centerpiece for the...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Misha Berson, Seattle Times Jul. 6--Every year there seem to be more outdoor summer shows to choose from in Western Washington -- more Shakespeare, Broadway musicals and children's classic stories, enacted by well-schooled pros and eager amateurs. And this year is no exception. Ken Holmes, artistic director of the Seattle touring Shakespeare troupe GreenStage, said "the more we have, the better. There are benefits for the theater companies -- we have a lot lower costs. "And for the...

2008-06-13 21:00:14

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Amy Richard, amyr@osfashland.org, or Eddie Wallace eddiew@osfashland.org, both of regon Shakespeare Festival, +1-541- 482-6811 Passionate and varied slate of writers will create seven of 37 plays in 10-year project ASHLAND, Ore., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alison Carey, the Oregon Shakespeare Festivals director of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, and Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced today the first theater artists to be...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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