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I decided to attend Southern Oregon University (SOSC back then) after a senior class trip to Ashland during which we attended two plays at OSF. It was a great experience and I liked the town and what I saw of the school. I made use of the cheap $5 student nights they offered several times while in school there.
My favorite memory is of a night performance of Macbeth in the open-air Elizabethan theatre. A light rain was falling on the audience and as Banquo steps forward not knowing he is about to be murdered, he searches the sky and says, "There is rain tonight." The audience roared with laughter at this unintentional comedy bit, completely drowning out the murderer's lines and the next several moments of the play. It was great!
I like traditional Shakespearian language best but I am not of the mind that the costumes or sets need to be period-accurate. I saw Romeo and Juliet dressed with tuxes and evening gowns but with original scripting and liked it very much. The power is in the words.
OSF is a treasure. I hope it lives on for many years to come.
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