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Hugh C. Evans

HUGH C. EVANS returns for his tenth Festival season and his third as a Director. In previous seasons he has appeared as Justice Shallow in King Henry IV, Part Two, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Able Drugger in The Alchemist, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Nestor in Troilus and Cressida, Sir Hugh Evans in Merry Wives of Windsor, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. His directorial assignments for the Festival have been The Winters Tale, and A Midsummer Nights Dream. For six years he held the post of Festival Lighting Designer and Director. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre from Stanford. Mr. Evans is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Green Room Theatre at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. This past season at Franklin and Marshall he staged Twelfth Night and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His many directorial assignments there have included A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, One Way Pendulum, The Alchemist, and Thieves Carnival.

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HUGH C. EVANS, Milwaukie, Wis., returns for his fifth Festival season, and his fourth year as the Festivals Lighting Designer and Director. He has appeared on the Festival stage as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Nestor in Troilus and Cressida, and as Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, In 1961, he portrayed Able Drugger in the special Festival production of The Alchemist, He received his B.S. degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, and his M.A. in Theatre from Stanford University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. This fall, he will join the faculty at Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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HUGH C. EVANS returns for his ninth Festival season and his second as a Director. Last summer he directed The Winters Tale here. In previous seasons he has appeared as Justice Shallow in King Henry IV, Part Two, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Able Drugger in The Alchemist, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Nestor in Troilus and Cressida, Sir Hugh Evans in Merry Wives of Windsor, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Nights For six years he held the post of Festival Lighting Designer and Director. A Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre from Stanford. Mr. Evans is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Green Room Theatre at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. This past season at Franklin and Marshall he directed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Previously at Franklin and Marshall, Mr. Evans directed One Way Pendulum, The Alchemist and Thieves Carnival.

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HUGH C. EVANS returns for his eighth Festival season and his first as a Director. In previous years he has appeared on the Festival stage as Justice Shallow in Henry IV, Part TWO, Dogberry in Much Ado About No thing, Able Drugger in The Alchemist^ Gremio in Taming of the Shrew^ Nestor in Troilus and Cressida^ Sir Hugh Evans in Merry Wives of Windsor and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. For the last six years, he has also held the post of Lighting Designer and Director. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre from Stanford University. Mr. Evans is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Green Room Theatre, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. This past season at Franklin and Marshall, he directed productions of The Alchemist and Thieves Carnival. Among his other directing credits are The Winters Tale and a special performance of The Sandbox for a benefit which featured Chita Rivera, Hermione Gingold, and The Helen Hayes Repertory Company.

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HUGH C. EVANS, Milwaukee, Wisc., earned his B.A. at Wisconsin State College and his M.A. in Drama at Stanford, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate and holds a teaching assistantship. At Stanford he has appeared recently as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, Corbaccio in Volpone, Demekos in Tiger at the Gates, and was in the KPIX-TV presentations in San Francisco of Fashion and Twelfth Night. He has entertained in the Milwaukee area and elsewhere with his own magic act. His stock credits include work with the National Theatre Group at Elkhart Lake, Wise., the Milwaukee Civic Light Opera Company, and tours with the Trailer Theatre for children.

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HUGH C. EVANS, Milwaukee, Wis., returns for his sixth Festival season, and his fifth year as Lighting Designer and Director. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in English, Mr. Evans received his M.A. in Theatre from Stanford University where he is currently a candidate for his Ph.D. At Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he is Instructor in the English Department and Associate Director of the Green Room Theatre where this past season he directed One Way Pendulum, portrayed Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and served his first year as director of lighting. He has appeared on the Festival stage as Justice Shallow in Henry IV Part Two, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, and Able Drugger in The Alchemist.

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HUGH C. EVANS appeared last season with the acting company here and returns in 1959 to serve as Lighting Designer. After earning his B.S. in Secondary Education at Wisconsin State College, he completed his M.A. work at Stanford in Drama, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. For two years he has held a technical assistantship in lighting at Stanford, teaching stage lighting and oral interpretation, designing lighting, and executing lighting for major productions at Stanford. His roles there include Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Demekos in Tiger at the Gates, and Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, Last season here he was seen as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing and Nestor in Troilus and Cressida.

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Cast -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Sir Hugh Evans
  2. King Henry IV, Part Two (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Shallow
  3. Merchant of Venice (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Magnificoes
  4. Much Ado About Nothing (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Dogberry
  5. Troilus and Cressida (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Nestor

Production and Crew -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. Richard III (1967, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Director
  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Director
  3. The Winter's Tale (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Director
  4. King Lear (1964, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  5. Love's Labour's Lost (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  6. Romeo and Juliet (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  7. The Life of Henry V (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  8. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  9. As You Like It (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  10. Coriolanus (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  11. King Henry IV, Part Two (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  12. The Comedy of Errors (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  13. Antony and Cleopatra (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  14. Life and Death of King John (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  15. Measure for Measure (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  16. Twelfth Night (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer

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