- Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is commemorating Saturday’s 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Chicago is hosting a yearlong festival that includes 850 events put on by more than 60 cultural institutions, including museums, parks and schools. The “Shakespeare 400 Chicago” events are curated by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Events will include Chicago Symphony Orchestra maestro Riccardo Muti and Tony- and Golden Globe-winning actor Alan Cumming.

Other events throughout the year include Shakespeare-themed menus from Chicago chefs. Shakespeare’s works will be set to music, done a cappella and with mariachi music. Public school students will compete in a Shakespeare slam called “Battle of the Bard” and two Chicago brothers and rappers will perform a hip-hop version of Shakespeare called “Othello: The Remix.”

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Online:

https://www.shakespeare400chicago.com


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