REVIEW: “Mothers and Sons” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “There is nothing permanent except change.”  –Heraclitus As the lights come up we see two people, a mature woman wrapped in a mink and a handsome man on the outskirts of middle age, peering into the distance. They stand parallel, about a couple of yards apart, in…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 season casting. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows the Company’s Summer Season includes a roster of audience beloved artists, critically acclaimed actors, and a host of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Carey Crim’s New England Premiere of Morning After…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Summer Season

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 summer season. Exploring themes of Delight, Deceit, and Desire, the season includes three Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, As You Like It, and Love’s Labor’s Lost; plus the New England Premiere of Morning After Grace by Carey Crim; Creditors by August Strindberg adapted by David Greig; Heisenberg by Laurence Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens; Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and HIR by Pulitzer…

REVIEW: “Martha Mitchell Calling” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2006 I am linking this review of the 2006 production at Shakespeare & Company to the 2007 production at Stageworks/Hudson because, with the exception of the actor playing John Mitchell, it is substantially the same production – same leading lady, same director, same designers.…

REVIEW: “King John” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, AUGUST, 2005. “John, John, bad King John,Shamed the throne that he sat on…” Thus begins a poem by Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon that was my childhood introduction to this monarch. The illustration that accompanied it showed John, knees akimbo, posed as if ready to flee the…

REVIEW: “Full Gallop” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004. It is always a treat to see actress Annette Miller on the stage. And I don’t wonder at her choice of vehicles this time around – I can see the allure of playing the charming and eccentric Diana Vreeland, mid-20th century fashionista to…

REVIEW: “Golda’s Balcony” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, May 2002. This is superb theatre. One fine actress, Annette Miller, one great playwright, William Gibson, one inspired director, Daniel Gidron, and an exciting, true story. The only technological help they receive is an excellent sound design by Mark Huang. Purchase one of the ninety-nine…

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