Fred C. Adams founded the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1961 and was its executive director until 2005. He was as visionary then as he is 53 years later. We interviewed in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the Globe-inspired festival space. He sat modestly on the edge of the stage and talked to us about where the festival came from, how it started, what it means to its audiences, community, and its place in the wider, American culture.
Here’s an extract from the beginning of the interview: