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Midwest Travel: Shakespeare 400


William Shakespeare comes alive this year in Chicago, as the city celebrates the poet and playwright’s legacy, marking the four centuries since his death in 1616 with a fabulous international arts festival.  With more than 850 events in venues across the city, the Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival offers exciting plays, operas, art exhibitions, dance and even cuisine that will make his works come to life.
You’ll want to brush up on your Shakespeare and plan a Chicago visit this spring or summer, when many events are scheduled. And be sure to check out the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington where you can see Shakespeare performed under the stars.
"In Chicago we hope people take advantage of the festival offerings and go to a museum one day and then hear a concert that night,” said Doreen Sayegh, festival producer who worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater to organize the festival. 

Read the rest of Mary's article in the Illinois Times.

More details at www.Shakespeare400Chicago.com

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