Simon Callow in

Being Shakespeare

April 18 - 29, 2012

at the Broadway Playhouse,
175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago
A World's Stage Production
from England
by Jonathan Bate
directed by Tom Cairns


Being Shakespeare is a biographical play. It uses a combination of narration and extracts from Shakespeare's own works to tell the story of his life. The play is framed by Jaques's famous speech from As You Like It, as Jonathan Bate takes us through the seven ages of William Shakespeare. It is also haunted by the presence of Old Hamlet's ghost; or perhaps by Shakespeare himself, asking us to remember him.

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