An Inside Look at All Things Goodman Theatre

Neena Arndt

Skin Deep

These Ghanaian young women aren’t aware that they are entering into a system rigged against them. The beauty pageant, as we know it, was born out of the idea that being beautiful required white skin.

An Enduring Classic in Many Forms

Charles Dickens began writing A Christmas Carol in October 1843; he completed it the following month, and it appeared in bookstores in December. Two months later, eight theater companies had mounted productions of the ghostly tale.

Danes in Chicago

As America’s melting pot coalesced in the 19th and 20th centuries, Danish immigrants comprised a small portion of the millions of new citizens. Between 1840 and 1914, around 300,000 Danes arrived in America (by comparison, more than four million Italians and four million Irish immigrated during this period).

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