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Shakespeare has been getting some much-needed reimagining of its characters and plays thanks in part to national theatrical companies across the country. Under the guidance of artistic director Barbara Gaines, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Romeo and Juliet to the stage with actors Edgar Miguel Sanchez and Brittany Bellizeare in the lead roles. What are you…

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William Shakespeare has become more popular than ever as Chicago Shakespeare Theater artistic director Barbara Gaines takes on Hamlet. The Bard of Avon’s enduring masterpiece of revenge, passion and deception has been reimagined over the years to be inclusive of time and people of color in the lead roles. Maurice Jones plays the iconic prince of Denmark, leading a…

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