Essays by Scott

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Translating Timon: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare Translation/Adaptation Project

An essay exploring the question of whether “translating Shakespeare” into modern, understandable English is necessary or worthwhile, using examples from a new translation of Timon of Athens.

Estimating the Playing Time of a Shakespearean Text

A formula for estimating the running time of a Shakespearean production based upon the word count.

Rebusing the Fartuous Word: Malaprops and Malaforms in Shakespeare

An essay illuminating the distinction between a “malaprop” and a “malaform” in Shakespeare’s plays.

Voice and Company

A keynote speech relating how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s commitment to a large resident acting company makes great voice and text work possible.