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The Last Ship's Lucy Butler: Travel Specialist Extraordinaire

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

If there are two things that Los Angeles-based Lucy Butler knows about, it's acting and travel. As an actress, her success spans theatre (Chicago's Se...

Legion of Honor Bestowed On D-Day Veteran

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Kevin O'Donnell

This particular production of Henry V is distinguished by the clarity of the Shakespearean language, solid acting, spectacular costumes and a production that seems to inhabit the Globe Theater on Navy Pier in Chicago.

CST's Sleepy Cyrano Lacks Passion

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.07.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

High hopes surrounded Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Cyrano de Bergerac, the 1897 play by Edmond Rostand translated for the stage by Anthony Burgess.

Chicago Shakes Wig and Make-Up Designer, Melissa Veal, Turns Me Into a 17th Century Vixen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The School for Lies opened at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on December 4th. In honor of this trip back in time to the Sixteen Hundreds and the land of Moliere, I visited Jeff Award winning wig and make-up designer, Melissa Veal.

Being Shakespeare and The March: Two Plays With Admirable Goals Both Miss the Mark

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Frank Galati's stage adaptation of E. L. Doctorow's 2005 novel The March tries to do a lot, and while the effort is admirable, it leaves you wanting more.

Chicago Instructor Uses Shakespeare To Teach English

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Students from some of Chicago's most at-risk schools are expanding their vocabularies by going back to the basics: performing plays by William Shakesp...