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King Lear

September 9

November 9, 2014

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Barbara Gaines

Director

BARBARA GAINES is the founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed more than thirty of Shakespeare’s 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 and for Best Director. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Gaines directed Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth and will direct its upcoming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. She 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 Shakespearean Council of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

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