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CHICAGO PREMIERE

Shakespeare
in Love

April 15

June 18, 2017

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

based on the screenplay by Marc Norman + Tom Stoppard
adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
directed by Rachel Rockwell

Tom Stoppard

Original Screenplay

Tom Stoppard was born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia in 1937, and moved to England, via Singapore and India, with his family in 1946. He began his working life in 1954 as a junior reporter on The Western Daily Press, Bristol. In 1967 Tom Stoppard’s first full-length play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, was staged by the National Theatre. This play was followed by other award-winning works, including Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia (a trilogy) and Rock ‘n’ Roll. His many stage adaptations and translations include Undiscovered Country (Schnitzler), On the Razzle (Nestroy), Rough Crossing (Molnár), The Seagull (Chekhov), Henry IV (Pirandello), Heroes (Sibleyras), Ivanov (Chekhov) and The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov). Tom Stoppard has also written for radio, television and film. His screen credits, as writer and co-writer, include Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay). His most recent work includes: for screen, Anna Karenin; for television, Parade’s End (a five-part series); and for radio, Darkside with Pink Floyd. He also directed his own screenplay of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Tom Stoppard received a knighthood in 1997, and in 2000 was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen.

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