Photo Flash: CST Began Its 2009/10 Series With Barbara Gaines Directing RICHARD III 9/23-11/22
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) kicks off its 2009/10 Subscription Series with Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' staging of Richard III, one of Shakespeare's most enduring successes. Richard, the brilliant hunchback and witty manipulator, seduces and murders his way to the English throne in the Bard's epic history of this most fascinating and engaging villain.
Richard III -Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Barbara Gaines runs September 23- November 22, 2009
Barbara Gaines (Director/Artistic Director) is the founder of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed more than 30 of Shakespeare's plays. Her work has been honored with Jeff Awards for Best Production (Hamlet, Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors) and Best Director (Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors). In 2005 Ms. Gaines was awarded the prestigious Honorary OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her contributions strengthening British-American cultural relations. She received the 2007 Public Humanities Award from the Illinois Humanities Council, and is the recipient of the 2004 Spirit of Loyola Award. Ms. Gaines serves on the Shakespearean Council of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and is a Life Trustee of Northwestern University. She holds honorary degrees in Fine Arts from both Dominican University and Lake Forest College and is a member of the Cultural Affairs Advisory Board for the City of Chicago as well as having served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts.
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