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An Improbable Fiction at American Players Theatre

Surviving The London Lockdown of 1642: Shakespeare's Heroes Share Alehouse Confidences in James DeVita's Improbable Fiction

After more than a year of exhortations to keep our distance from one another, is it any wonder that so many of our besties during these lonely times should be imaginary—Lizzie Bennett, Jackson Lamb, Meg Langslow. Maybe we, ourselves, can't share a beer with the.... Read More arrow

Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre

Social Justice, Shakespeare-Style: Provocative Streaming Productions of Measure for Measure Look at Recent History

Why is Measure for Measure still classified as a Romantic Comedy? Its lovers are forced to endure fraud, hypocrisy, blackmail, sexual assault, breach of promise and covert surveillance, all of it orchestrated by an authority figure whose idea of a satisfactory resolution is to forgive Bad Men their misdeeds before.... Read More arrow