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To The Bard, Part 2!

Dear Friends,

Just a reminder from a post we wrote about a few months ago:

The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is having a year-long celebration, Shakespeare 400… 53 more words


Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Shakespeare on aging:
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come
And let my liver rather heat with wine,
Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.

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Thoughts On Reading

Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Othello

Othello is famously a play about difference. Most obviously, it is a play about racial difference. In Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s recent production, however, directed by Jonathan Munby and set in a present-day pseudo-American context, “difference” represents a moving target. 1,669 more words

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What Are We Worth? – Michael Sandel with Illinois Humanities + Chicago Shakespeare Theater

“Gold? Yellow, glittering, precious gold?” utters Timon of Athens in the fourth act of Shakespeare’s play. “Thus much of this will make / Black white, foul fair, wrong right, / Base noble, old young, coward valiant.” Though they don’t necessarily shed any light on the playwright’s own beliefs, Timon’s words demonstrate that Shakespeare clearly had a mind for money. 802 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night

How do we experience love, and how do we handle its intensity? The wish to love and be loved flavors human experience, but as Shakespeare reminds us in… 1,399 more words

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Justin Cornwell Cast as Co-Lead in CBS's "Training Day" Pilot

article by Nellie Andreeva via deadline.com

Young Chicago actor Justin Cornwell has landed the co-lead opposite Bill Paxton in CBS’ drama pilot Training Day.

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Filter Theatre - Twelfth Night

Shakespeare may not have been a punk rocker, but Twelfth Night is probably his most punk-rock play. It certainly is in Filter Theatre’s version at the Upstairs studio theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 1,102 more words

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