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?

Beyond the Stage interview: Unafraid of profound change

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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 couple of Shakespearean actors to live and work together.

An interview with 2021 Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship recipient Abigail Anderson

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Abigail Anderson was recently announced as the 2021 recipient of the Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The Sutter Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student with a high level of acting talent. The scholarship recipient receives an acting internship for one season with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as well as an