Gavin Witt Takes on Shakespeare in Translation Project Reply

Gavin WittPeabody Humanities faculty member Gavin Witt, Director of Dramaturgy at Center Stage, recently returned from a national convening of artists and scholars launching the ambitious and controversial PlayOn! Project, as covered by the New York Times. Witt joins playwright (and Center Stage Artistic Director) Kwame Kwei-Armah on the team commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to “translate” Richard III into contemporary English—one of nearly 40 such pairings tackling all of Shakespeare’s recognized canon and a few outliers.


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