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61 Star Starred
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Upstairs Theater
On Navy Pier 800 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
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10 events
7 reviews
3 stars
I would say to pay for Navy Pier parking because it is convenient and they do validate. Went from being $22 to $12.60. It was worth it.
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7 reviews
3 stars
The weather was nice and it was nearing dusk.. I wore sandals, capri pants and a nice top..
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"Sweet William"
13 ratings
4.6 average rating
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75 events
45 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 10 2009

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

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 03 2009

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.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2009

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

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Quotes & Highlights

“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.