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David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet

The first three shows I have reflected on for the City Desk 400 have been about America. The Q Brothers’ Othello: The Remix mapped Shakespeare’s tragedy onto the American hip hop industry, in order to raise questions simultaneously about… 1,948 more words

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A.B.L.E. – Twelfth Night

It is a rare event indeed for any artistic production to elicit unequivocal delight from an audience. Yet that’s exactly what happened on May 28th on the mainstage of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as Artists Breaking Limits + Expectations (A.B.L.E.) brought their engaging and– above all– joyful production of… 553 more words

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Chicago Humanities Festival + Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Silent Shakespeare

On Monday, June 6, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Chicago Humanities Festival partnered to bring Judith Buchanan, Professor of Film and Literature at the University of York, to the Music Box Theatre for a delightful 90-minute, multi-media presentation devoted to Shakespeare on silent film. 899 more words

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A.B.L.E. – Twelfth Night

Several months ago I was invited to attend the May 28 performance of Twelfth Night by Artists Breaking Limits and Expectations (A.B.L.E.) in the Courtyard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and to write about it for City Desk 400. 1,658 more words

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Tim Crouch - I, Malvolio at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Malvolio’s Revenge; or, Disabusing the Audience

Experimental thespian Tim Crouch’s I, Malvolio is a study in what it means to laugh at another’s sorrow. The play is part of a sequence focusing on lesser, unsung, and often unlikable characters from Shakespeare’s oeuvre, including Caliban, Peaseblossom, Banquo, and Cinna. 1,035 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night

“Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?” (2.3.91-92). If there is one question that Kristen Kelly’s Short Shakespeare adaptation of Twelfth Night… 882 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Tug of War: Foreign Fire


Tug of War: Foreign Fire
, which premiered on Sunday, May 21, is a trilogy of Shakespeare plays assembled by Barbara Gaines and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.   1,632 more words

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