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Beyond the Stage: Sorry seems to be the hardest word

At first glance, the two plays in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 season could not be further apart.
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival returns with 2021 Season

Now in its 44th year, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival announced the line-up for their 2021 summer season, which will include the Shakespearean classics The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure.
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Beyond the Stage interview: Unafraid of profound change

Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with Nisi Sturgis and Jordan Coughtry about their many experiences with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF), as well as what it is like for a married...
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Beyond the Stage: Shakespeare’s Winter

What better way to get through the bleakness of our current winter than reading some Shakespeare, preferably with a hot drink in hand?
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces changes to the 2021 season and ticket sales

After postponing the 2020 season, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival will produce a new slate of plays for summer 2021. There will also be changes to ticket sales.
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces new managing director

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of a new managing director, Dr. Derek R. Munson.
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An interview with 2021 Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship recipient Abigail Anderson

Abigail Anderson Abigail Anderson was recently announced as the 2021 recipient of the Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The Sutter Scholarship is...
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Beyond the Stage interview: Richard III for the digital age

In November, the School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University will present Richard III online, setting Shakespeare’s drama of power and political manipulation in a 21st-century...
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers online camps for both youth and adults

Are you looking for ways to connect this summer? Explore, learn, and train from the comfort of your own home with an online Illinois Shakespeare Festival camp.
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival postpones 2020 season

In response to decisions from the Illinois Governor’s office, Illinois State University leadership, and our creative partners throughout the world, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) will...