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64 Star Starred
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Upstairs Theater
On Navy Pier 800 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Nadia
76 events 45 reviews

Fabulous! great talent,spellbinding. Even though I am not familiar with all of the Bard's works, this evening not only enlightened me but inspired me to reread old favorites and read new ones as well. A must for any Shakespeare student or...continued

reviewed Feb 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Catherine Novotny
25 events 7 reviews

Pennington is very knowledgeable and entertaining - Began learning about Shakespeare when he was 11, has performed over 20,000 hours on stage - renders the bard exquisitely.

reviewed Feb 03 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda
13 events 4 reviews

This was a wonderful show. Pennington demonstrated his acting prowess as well as his scholarly investigation of Shakespeare. We were thoroughly entertained and stimulated for the entire show. We wanted him to go on. The seats were also very well...continued

reviewed Feb 05 2009 report as inappropriate
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“A magnificent classical actor in his prime.” –The Guardian
“Such a delight! This show is a gem.” –The Times


A large-spirited salute to the Bard, Michael Pennington’s one-man show is a perfect blend of biography, analysis and performance. Pennington’s career as one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors spans more than 40 years, including some 20,000-plus hours onstage performing Shakespeare for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and his own award-winning English Shakespeare Company.

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