Thursday, January 13, 2005

Shakespeare set to a can-can

Anyone who has read the plays of William Shakespeare knows there is a mesmerizing musicality to his Elizabethan verse that has never been matched.

But Alaric Jans hears the music beyond the words. As resident composer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, he has created music for 25 plays and is currently working, along with lyricist Cheri Coons, on the upcoming production of 'Measure for Measure.'"

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