William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday
"Sonnet" © 2002 by Ed Paschke, courtesy Maya Polsky Gallery. On permanent display at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.
William Shakespeare, portrayed by David Wilhelm, celebrates his birthday and lasting legacy in front of one of Chicago's best-known landmarks—Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. Photo by Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks brings vibrant Shakespearean productions FREE FOR ALL to neighborhood parks across the city of Chicago during the summer, seen here at Loyola Park in 2013. Photo by Julie Stanton.
Chicagoans of all ages enjoy Shakespeare's timeless plays in Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, seen here at Humboldt Park in 2012. Photo by Michael Litchfield.
Harry Judge as the newly crowned King Henry in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Henry V, directed by Christopher Luscombe, in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29–June 15, 2014. Photo by Bill Burlingham.
Ballet dancers Alberto Velazquez as Romeo and Mahallia Ward as Juliet in Joffrey Ballet's upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor to Sergei Prokofiev's score, at The Auditorium Theatre, April 30–May 11. Photo by Christopher Duggan.