Beyond the Stage Interview: Finding the Balance

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Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with director Jenny McKnight about the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF).

Beyond the Stage: What’s the Problem?

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What does the term “problem play” mean when used in conjunction with “Measure for Measure” and several other Shakespeare plays and when did it originate? Is it useful to treat “Measure for Measure” as a play with a problem, or does that hinder our understanding?

Alumni royalty each other’s biggest Redbird fan

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A first date at the downtown Bloomington theatre led to a 68-year marriage filled with dream jobs, love, and family the Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight alumni king and queen, Frank ’51, M.S. ’59, and Jean (Strauss) ’51 Chiodo.