Elizabeth Rex

November 29

January 22, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by Timothy Findley
directed by Barbara Gaines

Barbara Gaines

Director/Artistic Director

BARBARA GAINES founded Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed nearly 50 productions of Shakespeare plays. Honors include: the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre; the prestigious Honorary OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her contributions strengthening British-American cultural relations; and Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production (Hamlet, Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors), and for Best Director (Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors). Ms. Gaines has directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Old Globe in San Diego. As the cornerstone production of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, the 2016 international celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, she created a world premiere
Shakespeare history cycle, Tug of War, including the rarely staged Edward III. Gaines received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Birmingham (UK), the University Club of Chicago’s Cultural Award, the Public Humanities Award from the Illinois Humanities Council and the Spirit of Loyola Award. Ms. Gaines serves on The Globe Council (Shakespeare’s Globe, London).

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