1,000 artists. 850 events. 120 sites across Chicago. A celebration 400 years in the making.
Famed French actor George Bigot and Chicago's Theatre Y hunt for the paradox that animates the nightmare of the Scottish play in this highly physical work.
Celebrate the Bard on and off Broadway with music from the great American songbook and staring top cabaret and musical theater performers from Chicago and beyond.
The Library features Shakespeare film screenings, the Shakespeare Read—Aloud Book Club, the history of Shakespeare performances in Chicago and more.
38 Plays. 38 Chefs.
38 chefs are cooking up delicious dishes inspired by Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Featured restaurants span ethnic cuisines and explore the sweet and savory—at every price point.
The Complete Deaths
The UK's Spymonkey performs all 75 of Shakespeare's onstage deaths—sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically, but always hysterically.
City Desk 400
Scholars from 10 universities share insights into the wide breadth of festival programs.
Katia Mitova presents a lecture exploring the tension between text and theater caused by Shakespeare's ambiguity.
The Man, The Myth, The Works: The Challenge of Celebrating Shakespeare
Shakespeare gender studies pioneer Coppélia Kahn explores the Bard at the Newberry Library.
WTTW Channel 11 and WFMT 98.7 FM broadcast a range of programming celebrating Shakespeare’s work as it lives on screen and on air.