William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright and humanist in the history of the English language, and, as this special demonstrates, Chicago has its own special relationship with The Bard, whose work appears not only on the stages of one of the country's great theaters, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, but also across our city's classic and contemporary cultural landscape. Join Renee Fleming, Barbara Gaines, Ashley Wheater, Anthony Freud, Martha Gilmer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and more leading civic and cultural figures as they paint a vibrant portrait of how Shakespeare comes alive in Chicago through theater, opera, ballet, improv, and contemporary art.
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