commissioned modern English “translations” of all of Shakespeare’s plays drew headlines, and no small alarm, from purists who saw it as a kind of literary vandalism.
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Translating Shakespeare? 36 Playwrights Taketh the Big Risk
Since 1935, this mountain town has been home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, whose guiding spirit is present not just onstage, but also in the names of businesses like Oberon’s Tavern and the All’s Well Herb and Vitamin Shop.
Shakespeare in Modern English?
THE Oregon Shakespeare Festival has decided that Shakespeare’s language is too difficult for today’s audiences to understand.