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In Russian troupe’s ‘Measure for Measure,’ virtue and its opposite bear a close kinship

Jan 29, 2016 – 5:14 pm
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Review: One well might argue that Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” is a less than perfect play. But the neatly framed picture of hypocrisy at its core is so clear, indeed so ringingly universal in its human embrace, that it resonates in any culture. Witness the Russian-language production (with English supertitles) that officially popped the cork Jan. 27 on Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong aggregation of events dramatic and otherwise spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater. ★★★★

‘Measure for Measure’ (read: laugh for laugh), Goodman’s screamer would be hard to top

Mar 21, 2013 – 10:57 pm
9Isabella (Alejandra Escalante) is offered a carnal bargain by Angelo (Jay Whittaker) in "Measure for Measure" at Goodman Theatre 2013 credit Liz Lauren

Review: ★★★★

Shakespeare and discounts at center stage, revamped Stratford opens for summer ’13

Jan 4, 2013 – 3:47 pm
Festival Theatre, 2010. Photography by Krista Dodson

Report: 25 percent off thru Jan. 31.

The New Season: ‘Sweet Bird’ lifts Goodman into a lineup feathered with 3 world premieres

Sep 4, 2012 – 7:12 pm
Playwright Tennessee Williams

13th in a series of season previews: Three world premieres punctuate an ambitious slate of nine productions at the Goodman Theatre in the coming season. Two other shows are Chicago premieres. The red-letter lineup begins with Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth,” following up on last season’s high-profile account of Williams’ “Camino Real.”

Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 season will restore focus on the Bard, classic drama

Jul 17, 2012 – 9:13 pm
Festival Theatre, 2003. Photography by Richard Bain.

“Romeo” and “Othello” top the list.