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Virgins to Villains: My Journey with Shakespeare's Women

If you know the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, you will also know Robin Goodrin Nordli as one of the most talented and versatile actors in that exceptionally talented and versatile company. If you simply love Shakespeare, you are invited to accompany this Shakespearean actor and scholar as she investigates the female side of the bard’s canon. If you are curious about the interaction between actor and character, come and hear Robin Goodrin Nordli tell the story of her own relationship to Shakespeare.Over a thirty-year career, Robin Goodrin Nordli has played seventy roles in fifty-five productions of twenty-eight plays by William Shakespeare. In Virgins to Villains, she will explore the women of Shakespeare’s canon as they resonate in her life. Part performance, part reading, part recollection, Virgins to Villains moves seamlessly from Shakespeare’s words to Nordli’s autobiographical memories. At times uproariously funny, at times deeply touching, and always enlightening, From Virgins to Villains will change the way you see your next Shakespeare performance. The piece premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012, and continues to evolve.Robin Goodrin Nordli, Actor
Robin Goodrin Nordli is a classically trained actor in her 20th season with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has been an adjunct professor of theater at Southern Oregon University, and has lectured and taught at UCLA, the University of Idaho, and elsewhere. For twenty years, she has participated and taught in the education programs at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as the Road Scholar and Senior Venture Programs programs. She received the Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artists Fellowship in 2009, as well as a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship in 2013. She received an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.



Tuesday, November 3, 2015. 07:30 PM


Dinkelspiel Auditorium


Continuing Studies




Free; no advance registration requred