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Bella Ventresca
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11 ratings
4.4 average rating
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143 events
65 reviews
487 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

INCREDIBLE!!!(smiles) The acting was WONDERFUL,the set EXTREMELY CREATIVE, and putting it in modern times THRILLING!!! Don't miss this theater event!!! ENJOY!!!

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38 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Excellent acting, violent and bloody and in your face, had to turn my hearing aides off because of the gunfire. Students should see this version to better understand and like Shakespeare, kudos to actors and director.

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 06 2013

Although the staging is modern, the text is preserved; and the combination works spectacularly well. The director's idea to set the play in the modern U.S. demonstrates the play's timeliness. In light of recent events with ordinary citizens...continued

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Description

by William Shakespeare

directed by Jonathan Munby in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater

February 5–March 24, 2013

As politicos across the U.S. scramble to discredit and disrobe those in power, a familiar phrase comes to mind: When in Rome… Acclaimed British director Jonathan Munby, whose work has graced the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, uses the fractured political landscape of present-day Washington as a backdrop—drawing current events into eerily sharp focus. When men feel they can no longer trust their elected leader and when financial might dictates the rules of the game, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition?

Julius Caesar is presented in the Jentes Family Auditorium.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company's work, complemented by other dramatic works -- from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. CST's World's Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.