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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Battle of the Bard

Battle of the Bard: Teenagers, Shakespeare, Community, and the Power of Narrative

On November 14, I attended Battle of the Bard: Final Bout at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. 1,479 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Battle of the Bard

Among the most energizing and exciting events over the course of this year’s Shakespeare 400 festival has been the Battle of the Bard, a dynamic “Shakespeare slam” competition for high school students, produced in collaboration between Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Chicago Youth Shakespeare. 1,528 more words

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one step at a time like this – undreamed shores

On a hot summer night a couple of years ago, I arrived at a certain designated corner in the Loop and waited. After a few minutes my phone rang and the caller spoke to me by name even though we had never met. 1,950 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System

On Saturday Sept 24, Chicago Shakespeare Theater hosted a panel discussion on the practice of teaching and producing Shakespeare with incarcerated populations.  The audience, who filled the upstairs theater at CST’s Navy Pier home, was an eclectic mix of academics, activists, and artists who were all eager to get out of the beautiful fall weather and into a windowless theater to hear what the panelists had to say. 1,600 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Tug of War: Civil Strife

New Rule: Those who do not repeat history are doomed to not learning from it.  By repeat, I mean on the stage. Don’t try it in real life. 677 more words

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Song of The Goat – Songs of Lear

Performed by an ensemble of twelve singers and musicians dressed in black on a bare stage, save for ten chairs and some musical instruments, Song of the Goat Theatre’s… 1,410 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System

At the recent panel discussion on “Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System,” Haisan T. Williams described the patience and self-reflection critical to his experience as a participant in the Shakespeare Prison Project at Racine Correctional Institution. 1,094 more words

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