- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - Woodstock will celebrate its favorite son - Orson Welles - and one of his favorites - Shakespeare.

The Orson Welles Creative Arts Festival celebrated the filmmaker’s 100th birthday last year. The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cVEHiF ) that it was so successful, Woodstock Celebrates Inc. is repeating it.

This is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and Welles was a noted Shakespearean actor. The producer of one of the greatest films of all time - “Citizen Kane” - directed his first plays at the Woodstock Operate House in 1934 with a Shakespearean trilogy.

The festival will feature Welles’ Shakespeare films on three separate nights - “Macbeth” on Oct. 12, “Othello” on Oct. 19 and “Chimes at Midnight” on Oct. 25.

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Online: http://welleswoodstock.com/

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Information from: The Northwest Herald, http://www.nwherald.com

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