Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with playwright Nancy Steele Brokaw and director Lori Adams about Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming Theatre for Young Audiences show “A Summer’s Winter Tale.”
Gifts to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Back on the Boards project will ensure that ISF continues to produce energetic new interpretations of theatrical works with the Shakespeare canon as our inspiration.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival ticket sales open to the general public on Monday, May 10, 2021, at noon. Individual tickets are $25 per person, with $15 tickets available for preview performances.
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with director Rebekah Scallet about the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
The Winter’s Tale contains many memorable elements that make it unique among Shakespeare’s plays: an oracle that proves a character’s innocence, a sheepshearing festival, and, of course, Hermione’s statue that comes to life. It also has wonderful monologues that actors often use in auditions. But the most famous line in the play is perhaps a little stage direction in the third act.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) has announced its 2021 summer camps and classes!
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).
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?
At first glance, the two plays in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 season could not be further apart.
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.