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Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre, Moscow – Measure for Measure

My esteemed colleagues David Bevington and Alfred Thomas praise Declan Donnellan’s Russian-language Measure for Measure at Chicago Shakespeare Theater almost as if it were two different plays, one “brilliantly faithful” to Shakespeare and the other speaking truth to power with “an important new non-Anglophone perspective.” How can they both be right (which I think they are)? 739 more words

Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre, Moscow - Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure in Russian, Cheek by Jowl + Pushkin Theatre, Moscow, directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, January 27-31, 2016. 916 more words

"Measure for Measure" directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod. Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre, Moscow

This production of Measure for Measure, performed in Russian by the actors of the Pushkin Theatre in Moscow in collaboration with Declan Donnellan’s London-based Cheek by Jowl inaugurates the “Shakespeare 400 Chicago” festivities under the aegis of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 1,451 more words

The Heir Apparent

Sunday I saw The Heir Apparent at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It’s a fast-paced farce about a young man who connives to get his uncle to name him sole heir so he can marry his true love. 70 more words


The Q Brothers explain their unique "adraptations"

The Q Brothers (GQ and JQ) join Justin to talk about rewriting Shakespeare plays into hip hop musicals. The brothers discuss how they got started writing “adraptations,” the wildly popular Broadway show “Hamilton,” trying to keep their show fresh, living and working in Chicago and their current show, “A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol,” currently playing at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 19 more words

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines: "There is a grace about people from the Midwest that heals my heart"

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson join Justin at The Big Table to talk about  Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival in 2016 celebrating the vibrancy, relevance and reach of Shakespeare. 20 more words

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The Year of Shakespeare

Dear Friends,

In our newsletter today, we want to tell you about an amazing new happening in Chicago. They are having a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, including theatre, dance, music, art, and literature.  135 more words