Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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JUN. 21-25, 2022 $1,795
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

JUN. 21-25, 2022

Dear UCLA Alumni and Friends,

We invite you to join our popular Oregon Shakespeare Festival trip in June with Lecturer Stephen Dickey. Venture up to Ashland where this charming town is the perfect backdrop for the award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a tradition since 1935. While the Bard is their inspiration and anchor, they offer a wide range of classical and modern plays and musicals performed by an outstanding multicultural acting company. We know the theater is a special focus, but there is an exciting and diverse array of offstage activities to see and do during your visit to Ashland.

Join UCLA Lecturer Stephen Dickey on our 29th trip to the festival that Time magazine named one of the top five regional theaters in the country. Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theaters in the nation. With specially prepared advance reading lists and in-depth lectures, you will see the theater in a whole new light.

This tour is a special opportunity to have the one-on-one experience with UCLA faculty that our alumni have been raving about. See why this trip regularly elicits comments like this from past Oregon Shakespeare travelers: Ted and Marlene ’60, “The whole Bruin Ashland experience is something we look forward to every year. Taking our ninth Shakespeare Festival trip this June!” Miryam Brand “The trip is always very well organized, and with so many highlights.”

Join us as we travel to one of our favorite all-time travel destinations. If you have any questions, please call us at 310-206-0613 or email travel@alumni.ucla.edu.

Suz Park Ramirez ’10
Assistant Director, Alumni Travel

Cost: $1,795
UCLA Alumni Travel
Activity Level: Mild Activity

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Stephen Dickey
Stephen Dickey is Senior Lecturer in the English Department at UCLA where he has received numerous teaching prizes, including the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. He teaches various courses in Shakespeare, the English Renaissance, and the Beat Generation, as well as introductory courses in poetry and drama. From 2002-16, Stephen served on the faculty of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s teaching institute, which brings high school teachers from around the country to Washington, D.C., for a month of intensive study. Recent publications include works on Romeo and Juliet, the Henry IV plays, American interest in Shakespeare during the Civil War, and the katabasis motif in Beat literature. In 2016-17, he curated America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West at the Los Angeles Central Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This will mark Stephen’s seventeenth year serving as lecturer for our Oregon Shakespeare Festival tour.

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How to Book

Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to UCLA Alumni Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Fax 310-209-4271, email travel@alumni.ucla.edu, or mail to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.