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'Two Gentlemen of Verona': An '80s setting and unresolved issues

Oak Park Festival Theatre closes out its summer season with Shakespeare's not-so-fine bromance, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," directed by Lavina Jadhwani.

Horror and Comedy: Unlikely Bedfellows

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

A discussion on the most unlikely of companions: horror and comedy. Column by Michael David Wilson Horror and comedy have been unlikely bedfellows ever since we started telling stories. Take Shakespeare and the way he carefully juxtaposes the comic and tragic throughout his plays. Show More Summary

A Celebrated Director Of The Stratford (Canada) Shakespeare Festival Has Died

Robin Phillips “served as artistic director of the festival from 1975 to 1980, where his imaginative scope and meticulous attention to detail inspired a next generation of actors and lured big names like Maggie Smith to the Canadian stage.”

Shakespeare reigns at France's Avignon theatre festival

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Shakespeare is still going strong after all these centuries, even in France, where an annual European theatre festival just finished in the southern city of Avignon showcased several of the Bard's works. But while a German-language version...Show More Summary

Shakespeare Wild and Free

The mayhem that sets the violence between families in ISCLA's Romeo and Juliet The fight is again to the death and only one man stands. Rain drops sprinkle on us, but only for a moment as the man stumbles to discover his worst fears are true. Show More Summary

Fox News Piles On The Criticism Of Synetic's Silent Shakespeare

Turning the controversy over Synetic Theater's productions into a debate about federal funding of the arts. [ more › ]

James Lipton on TODAY anchors' 'Sharknado 3' roles: 'What's next? Shakespeare?'

TODAY anchors were all over "Sharknado 3," but they needed a dramatic expert to tell them how they did. Enter James Lipton.

Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

Leaders Turn Anxiety Into Confidence (2.5)

"What a leader does for followers is turn anxiety into confidence." -- Marcus Buckingham "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother." -- William Shakespeare (Henry V) "Every man dies. Show More Summary

NFL's Eddie George -- Watch Me Perform Shakespeare ... On The Streets Of L.A.

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is former NFL star Eddie George... performing Shakespeare in the streets... for a TMZ Sports camera guy. George... who's been doing Shakespeare for years now...…

Curbed LA: The Women Who Made Los Angeles the 'Athens of America'

The historic Ford stage. Image courtesy of the Ford. In May 1916, an event occurred in rural Beachwood Canyon that forever changed the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, featuring a cast including Tyrone...

Curbed Features: The Women Who Made Los Angeles the 'Athens of America'

In May 1916, an event occurred in rural Beachwood Canyon that forever changed the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, featuring a cast including Tyrone Power Sr., was presented in the Canyon's vast natural...


As part of their Literary Ladies Cage Fight series, The Butter pitted two of Shakespeare’s most well-known characters against each other, staging contests between Hamlet’s Ophelia and Romeo and Juliet’s Juliet. Who won, you ask? Only one way to find out. You could also read Stefanie Peters on women and Shakespeare’s plays.

Capital Fringe 2015: From ‘Winter’s Tale’ to a zookeeper’s notes

Shakespeare and scientistific monologues at the ongoing Capital Fringe Festival: Who says Washington's wonky?

Make time for Shakes in the Parks tonight

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date." Somebody said that. Surely someone from Chicago. Doesn't sound like Royko. Wait, was it, maybe, Shakespeare

Fresh from central casting: Flounder from 'Little Mermaid'

Matthew Uzarraga swims circles around his castmates in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - not just because he plays Flounder, not just because he's only 12 years old, but also because his costume requires him to wear wheeled sneakers, also known as Heelys. They attract...

Oak Park theatre delivers Shakespeare by way of John Hughes

Ferris Bueller and Proteus of Verona. They have more in common than you might think. For her production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," opening in previews July 23 at Oak Park Festival Theatre, director Lavina Jadhwani is looking to young Ferris for guidance.

A Production of Shakespeare’s King Lear Performed by Sheep Instead of Human Actors

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: The London Evening Standard) The betrayed ex-king famously raged in Act 1, Scene 4: How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! Or as it is rendered in the ovine tongue: Baa baa baa baa baa baa baa Baa baa baa baaaaaa! The Courtyard Theatre in London is presenting an experimental play called King Lear with Sheep. Show More Summary

New Fishing Gear: Shakespeare Amphibian Spinning and Spincast Combos for Kids Please enable Javascript to watch this video These slick new combos from Shakespeare feature 5-foot, 6-inch tubular glass rods with a youth-design split grip handle. Show More Summary

Star sightings include: Patrick Kane, Colin Jost, Taraji P. Henson

There was lots of buzz at the iO Theatre the other night as actor, filmmaker and Chicago native Bob Balaban was spied happily watching "Improvised Shakespeare" at the improv mecca, while "Saturday Night Live" mainstay Colin Jost checked out iO's "Blessing" show. The post Star sightings include: Patrick Kane, Colin Jost, Taraji P. Show More Summary

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