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William Oyler

WILLIAM OYLER, Equity Guest Artist, returns to the Festival for an eighth Ashland season. Well-remembered here for such characterizations as Brutus, Pistol, Edmund, and Orsino, Mr. Oyler has appeared on radio and television in Gunsmoke, Mr. and Mrs. North, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Eternal Light, NEC Playhouse, and Playhouse 90. With an M.A. from Stanford and Ph.D. work in progress at U.C.L.A. Mr. Oyler continues his acting career having recently played Tajamaru in Rashomon, Malvolio in the ANTA Production of Twelfth Night (both in Hollywood), and Barney in Snpnmer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Morgan Theatre, Santa Monica.

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WILLIAM OYLER, Sacramento, Calif., is a professional radio and television actor, and a veteran performer on the Festival stage. His theatrical background includes extensive work in such Hollywood productions as Gunsmoke, Suspense, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Eternal Light, Escape, and Mr. and Mrs. North. Mr. Oyler graduated from State College of Washington with a B.A. in radio and speech, and achieved an M.A. in Drama at Stanford University. His teaching experience includes instructing Drama at the University of California at Davis and at Southern Oregon College. Among many prominent Festival roles, he has played Pistol in Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; Brutus in Julius Caesar; Aaron in Titus Andronicus, and Banquo in Macbeth.

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William Oyler of Sacramento, Calif., has studied at Washington State College and Notre Dame and is at present studying for his Ph.D. in Drama at Stanford University. He has acted with the Palo Alto Community Players, the Seattle Repertory Playhouse, the Tryout Theatre in Seattle, and the Vining Repertory in Ashland. Bill will be remembered for his Pistol, Orsino and Edmond in last year's season.

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Cast -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Snout
  2. Henry VI, Part 3 (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lord Clifford
  3. Antony and Cleopatra (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Sextus Pompeius
  4. Antony and Cleopatra (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Silius
  5. Life and Death of King John (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Philip the Bastard
  6. As You Like It (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Le Beau
  7. Henry VIII (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Earl of Surrey
  8. Henry VIII (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Bishop of Lincon
  9. Othello (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Iago
  10. Pericles (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Simonides
  11. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Valentine
  12. Cymbeline (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Cloten
  13. Love's Labour's Lost (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Marcade
  14. Romeo and Juliet (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Tybalt
  15. Titus Andronicus (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Aaron
  16. Henry V (1952, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Pistol
  17. Much Ado About Nothing (1952, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Conrade
  18. The Tempest (1952, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Antonio
  19. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1952, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Marcus Brutus
  20. King Lear (1951, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Edmund

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