Oregon Trip: About

NSU’s Annual Oregon Shakespeare Trip

August 3-9, 2020

Course activities:

  • Participate in discussions with your peers before and after each play
  • Tour the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s beautiful theatres
  • Participate in a Q&A session with Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors

Sponsors: Northeastern State University’s College of Liberal Arts & Department of Languages and Literature

Term: Second Half Summer Term 2020


  • Required pre-trip class session: Saturday, July 25, 10am-4pm, NSU-BA campus
  • Trip to Oregon: Monday, August 3 through Sunday, August 9, 2020


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Cascade Mountains and the Rogue Valley


  • Study plays by Shakespeare and modern playwrights through exciting stage productions.
  • Earn 3 hours of undergraduate credit in English, Theatre, or Humanities, or 3 hours graduate credit in English.
  • See 7 amazing productions by the largest professional rotating repertory company in the U.S.


  • Shakespearean favorites A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest
  • Set in 1897, Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck follows a famous French actress on her quest to play the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
  • In Bring Down the House, Rosha Joshi and Kate Wisniewski adapt Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy in two parts.
  • Existing in the space between what Shakepeare made and the culture, law, and history Jewish people carry in their bones, Sarah B. Mantell’s play is Everything that Never Happened in The Merchant of Venice.
  • A sequel to Vietgone, Qui Nguyen’s Poor Yella Rednecks features the love story of two Vietnamese immigrants in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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Visit the Sign-Up page to complete the Study Away Form and reserve your spot on the trip.