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  • Cruelty, comedy, love and loss mix in First Folio's 'Winter's Tale'

    Cruelty, comedy, love and loss mix in First Folio's 'Winter's Tale'
    It's taken Clarendon Hills native Hayley Rice over a decade, but her long lobbying efforts on behalf of William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" have finally paid off. "I've had a soft spot for this play since high school," says the 2000 Hinsdale...
  • Griffin to return to Stratford Festival

    Griffin to return to Stratford Festival
    The Chicago director Gary Griffin will return to work at the Startford Festival in 2016, the Canadian festival announced Wednesday, along with the rest of its major 2016 offerings. He will direct Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." Other...
  • Minority literature can help bridge cultures, hone English

    Minority literature can help bridge cultures, hone English
    The study of literature is in dire need of a new chapter. The worn pages of the traditional book are not equipped to meet the demands of the growing minority population. A new chapter is essential to build bridges between the cultures and pave the way...
  • 'Shakespeare by the Sea' celebrates 25th year with 'Hamlet' production

    The Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the "Shakespeare by the Sea XXV" production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The outdoor professional theater experience takes to the stage July 9 to 12 and July 16 to 19 at Carlin Park's...
  • Entertainment Announcements: 'Into the Woods Jr.,' Butler Parks Hot Serenaders, Serenade! and more

    Butler Parks Hot Serenaders The Butler Parks Hot Serenaders, a jazz ensemble from Baltimore, will present jazz and swing music from the late 1920s to 1940s at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Mayo United Methodist Church, 1005 Old Turkey Point Road in Edgewater....
  • Rafe Esquith supporters urge reinstatement of noted L.A. teacher

    Rafe Esquith supporters urge reinstatement of noted L.A. teacher
    Supporters of suspended teacher Rafe Esquith urged the Los Angeles Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting to reinstate the popular and nationally respected instructor. Esquith was pulled from the classroom in April pending the results of an internal,...
  • Good news and bad news for the Boston Public Library

    The Boston Public Library gained an unusually high profile when it filed a police report in late April: Two artworks worth more than $600,000 had been stolen. The artworks -- a valuable engraving by Albrecht Durer and an etching by Rembrandt -- could be...
  • The Latest: Man arrested at Tsarnaev court was protester

    The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local): ___ 7:50 p.m. Police say a man arrested with a meat cleaver in his car outside the courthouse where the Boston Marathon bomber was being sentenced told...
  • The rise and fall of a tempestuous 'Storm'

    The rise and fall of a tempestuous 'Storm'
    Performance fused to the lineage of Jerzy Grotowski is rare these days in Chicago theater, unless you're watching a visiting international company. But Anna-Helena McLean, the British director of the new production "Storm," spent seven years working...
  • High school teacher says Shakespeare is not to be in her classroom

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Most high school English teachers adore William Shakespeare's works. Dana Dusbiber does not. In an essay published this month on a Washington Post education blog, the Luther Burbank High School teacher explained she does not want to...
  • Teachers, councilmen criticize disposal of textbooks at closing school

    Teachers, councilmen criticize disposal of textbooks at closing school
    When Heritage High School closed its doors for good this week, students and staff were not the only ones displaced. They were joined by John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare. Despite pleas from teachers, community leaders and city...