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Chicago Theater Review: New Plays Tackle Timely Topics

Genocide, terrorism, a massacre, and police violence: Those are the not-so-cheery but exceptionally topical catalysts of four new plays opening within weeks of each other and continuing simultaneously around Chicago. 1,080 more words

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Cheek by Jowl – The Winter's Tale

In Cheek by Jowl’s production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Declan Donnellan, the operation of time is given thematic pride of place. In fact, Time herself (Grace Andrews) frames the action of the story. 917 more words

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Cheek by Jowl – The Winter's Tale

I saw the Cheek by Jowl production of The Winter’s Tale on December 20, the longest night of the year, and it haunted me well into the dark hours of the early morning. 1,126 more words

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Pritzker Military Museum and Library – Shakespeare and the Citizen Soldier

Over the months of November and December 2016, The Pritzker Military Museum and Library filmed a series of in-depth interviews with scholars, artists, and military veterans entitled… 1,263 more words

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Spymonkey – The Complete Deaths

The United Kingdom-based physical comedy troupe Spymonkey’s members include Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri, and Stephan Kreiss, all of whom play fictionalized, exaggerated versions of their own “real” identities in  962 more words

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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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