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Temperatures may be cooling but things are heating up for literary fans as Chicago continues hosting exciting events for the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. This groundbreaking celebration of 400 years of The Bard's literary legacy includes five international companies representing four continents who will interpret and re-imagine Shakespeare's works this month. Here are some September highlights not to miss:

Eataly Chicago Picnic

Take dinner and a show to the next level with a play and picnic in the park. One of the hallmarks of a Chicago summer is the outstanding outdoor shows, and nothing makes an evening quite like a delicious meal. Spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of theater and fine dining on a fine Chicago summer night. Here are 5 places to pick up a picnic before enjoying a performance of Shakespeare in the Chicago parks this summer:

A Hip-Hop Twist on Othello

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:00 AM by Yvette Jaskiewicz

Othello: The Remix

Calling all rap and hip-hop music fans. This Shakespeare production is for you! I'm sure you're thinking, [insert record scratch] whaaat? It's true! Thanks to the talents of The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton, Othello: The Remix (playing now through May 6) entertains from beginning to end, providing a fresh, urban take on the classic Bard tragedy.

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