CEDAR CITY-- The founder of the Utah Shakespearean Festival has won the third annual Burbage Award for a lifetime of service to the international Shakespearean theater community.
Fred Adams was presented the award in late April.
Adams spent 46 years as festival director, handing over the reins in 2007 to executive director,R. Scott Phillips. Adams now functions as executive producer emeritus and executive director of the Festival Centre Project.
The first Burbage Award was given in 2008 to Bill Patton, of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., and the second award in 2009 went to Tina Packer, founder of Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Mass.