Beyond the Stage: Wherefore base?

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Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm discusses the plight of illegitimate children in Shakespeare’s plays, focusing on Edmund in “King Lear.”

Beyond the Stage: The Complete Shakespeare

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), which will open the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2022 season, attempts to present all of the Bard’s plays in a single evening. Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

Beyond the Stage: On nothing

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This article explores the theme of “nothingness” across the two Shakespeare plays in ISF’s 2022 season: “Much Ado about Nothing” and “King Lear.”