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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


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Wirtz Center’s retelling of ‘The Tempest’ bends boundaries, centers justice and love

May 20, 2024

With her version of “The Tempest,” third-year directing graduate student Manna-Symone Middlebrooks offered audiences a newly imagined, contemporary version of Shakespeare’s classic at The Wirtz Center...

A person dips another person in a contemporary dance.

Lovers & Madmen’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ celebrates spring on the Lakefill

May 12, 2024

Lovers & Madmen’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” welcomed spring over the weekend with a series of free outdoor performances. Passersby and attendees toting lawn chairs gathered to watch performances...

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Red Theater’s ‘Hamlet’ embarks on poignant emotional journey

May 7, 2024

With captivating actors, an intimate black-box stage and harmonizing design elements, the Red Theater’s “Hamlet,” directed by Wyatt Kent at the Edge Theater in Edgewater, offers audiences an emotionally...

“Pride and Prejudice,” “Percy Jackson” and “The Wizard of Oz” have all been adapted more than once.

From “Pride and Prejudice” to “Percy Jackson”: When do remakes work?

February 11, 2024

There’s a good chance your favorite movie is an adaptation.  L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was adapted for the screen at least seven times before Judy Garland starred in Victor...

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Wirtz Center hosts musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

November 14, 2022

“As You Like It,” a modern musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, opened Friday night at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. It will run through Nov. 20.  The...

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