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Robert Loper

ROBERT B. LOPER, director of Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear, is in Ashland for his third season directing productions on the Oregon Shakespearean Festival stage. A resident of Menio Park, Calif., Mr. Loper is an associate professor in the department of Speech and Drama and a Staff Director at Stanford University. He has had eight years of Shakespearean experience, acquired at Stanford, the University of Colorado, Birmingham University in England, and at this theatre. Acting assignments have been a part of this experience, including such roles as Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Edmund in King Lear, 1955 Festival audiences will remember him for his portrayal of the title role in Macbeth. That same season he directed Alls Well That Ends Well and Timon of Athens; in 1957 he staged Henry VIII and Pericles for the Festival. He received his doctorate in Elizabethan Literature at Birmingham University in England.

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Credited as cast

  1. Troilus and Cressida (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Hector

Credited as production or crew

  1. King Lear (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Director
  2. Much Ado About Nothing (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Director

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