| Jul 2, 2015
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 5:55 AM
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."
| Jun 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2015
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 8:07 AM
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....
| Jun 23, 2015
| 12:24 PM
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,...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 5:00 PM
The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):
Police say a man arrested with a meat cleaver in his car outside the courthouse where the Boston Marathon bomber was being sentenced told...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 7:36 PM
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...