Posts tagged "Barbara Gaines"

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" (Chicago Shakes): Elegant Buffoonery to a Big Band Sound

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" (Chicago Shakes):  Elegant Buffoonery to a Big Band Sound
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Tis the season to make merry.  And Director Barbara Gaines does just that.  Shakespeare’s comedy classic gets an infusion of musicality and holiday spirit in Gaine’s production.  The story is familiar. Falstaff tries to secretly bed two women. His ruse backfires as the ladies end up... Read more »

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Majestic Pageantry

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Majestic Pageantry
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Chicago premiere of HENRY VIII, 400 years after its debut. In the decade following the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare penned the tumultuous romance  of her parents.  The Bard chronicles the political intrigue surrounding the meeting of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.  Originally entitled “All is True,” the... Read more »

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Hilarious Love Octagon

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Hilarious Love Octagon
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Midwest premiere of THE SCHOOL FOR LIES.  Philinte loves Eliante.  Eliante loves Frank.  Frank loves Celimene but he’s not the only one.  Clitander, Oronte, and Acaste have been wooing the young widow, Celimene too.   So when it’s time for Celimene to pick who will remain true, she has to... Read more »
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Timon of Athens (Chicago Shakes): McDiarmid Hosts High-Powered Stag Party

Timon of Athens (Chicago Shakes):  McDiarmid Hosts High-Powered Stag Party
#98. Francis Ford Coppola (1990), Burt Reynolds (1993), Debbie Reynolds (1997), Donald Trump (1991, 1992, 2004, 2009):  what happens when a celebrity declares bankruptcy?  Do they face it alone?  Or do the hanger-on-ers that enjoyed the lavish good times, help a celeb through the bad times.      Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents TIMON OF ATHENS.  Timon is... Read more »

"Elizabeth Rex" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): This Superpower Dominates!

"Elizabeth Rex" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  This Superpower Dominates!
Breaking-the-glass-ceiling isn’t a new concept for females.  Women have always struggled to maintain authority in this male dominated world.  Maybe it was more like breaking-the-stone-pyramid or breaking-the-crown-jewels but through the ages, women have overcome major obstacles to rule.  She has battled the physical and emotional demands of a job others would kill for.  She has... Read more »

Review "Macbeth": "Macbeth" kills! Lady Gaines Frames It...Perfectly!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents MACBETHIn the Ardis Krainik Theatre, 20 N. WackerBased on the tragedy written by William ShakespeareComposed by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Francesco Maria PiavePerformed in Italian in Four ActsProjected English titles by Francis RizzoConducted by Renato PalumboStage directed by Barbara GainesRemaining performances on October 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 30th... Read more »
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