Ashland: Exploring Shakespeare and the Power of Theater
- July 20th through 23rd, 2006
- Registration deadline: May 1st, 2006
- Capacity: 50
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the nation’s oldest and largest rotating repertory theater. View performances in three different theaters, including The Winter’s Tale, King John, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Other options for the weekend are Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The schedule will be available fall 2005, so visit our Web site (go.carleton.edu/4) for more details.
Ashland is a beautiful resort town located in the foothills of the Cascades and the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. The town has many boutiques and a lovely park. The area offers day hiking, salmon fishing, whitewater rafting, and wineries.
The Ashland Springs Hotel—just one block from the festival grounds—combines the charm of a bed and breakfast with the convenience of a hotel. Formerly the Mark Antony, a two-year restoration project has transformed the Ashland Springs into a haven of taste and elegance reminiscent of small European hotels. A block of rooms will be held for our group until June 12. Reserve a room by calling the hotel at 651-488-1700 or 888-795-4545. Be sure to mention Carleton College.
Frank Morral, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, joined the Carleton English department in 1964 and is retiring in 2006. Morral has regularly taught courses about Shakespeare’s works, and directed a production of The Winter’s Tale for the Carleton Players. He is a veteran leader of alumni theater trips.