"Shakespeare" Classic Gets New Words

Mar 22, 2017

Shakespeare scholars and fans are already debating whether "Edward III" is a Shakespeare play.  Did he write all of it?  Part of it?  None? 

The cover of the first edition of the play.
Credit Wikimedia

The point is moot at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which commissioned a modern-language version of the play as part of its "Play On!" series. 

Octavio Solis got the task of rewriting the play, to be presented Monday (March 27th) by the Ashland New Plays Festival

The playwright--the living one--visits to talk about the big task he took on.