Posts tagged "the tempest"

"Our little life is rounded with a sleep."

This post is brought to you by Blogapalooz-Hour! Tonight’s challenge is to “write about sleep and the impact it has had on your life now or at any point in your life.” I could have gone with the famous Hamlet quote, “To sleep, perchance to dream,” but I decided to go with The Tempest. This... Read more »

Back Room Shakespeare: Trashing the Notion of Shakespeare As 'Highbrow' One Play At A Time

Way back in January, I saw The Tempest performed by the Back Room Shakespeare Project on a cold and snowy evening in Chicago. On May 4th, I caught the last two and a half acts of Othello, performed at The Radler in Logan Square. I had every intention of catching the entire thing, but these... Read more »

Storms, Spirits, and Sorcerers: Shakespeare's The Tempest in Chicago Tonight

In the wilds of Shakespeare’s mind, an exiled sorcerer lives on an island with his young daughter. The sorcerer, Prospero, sees a ship drawing near the island: a ship containing the brother and king that betrayed him. He concocts a tempest that sinks the ship and strands everyone but the ship’s crew on the island... Read more »