Shakespeare & Company Announces Cast for “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

Jane Austen-inspired, Costumed Reading will be Staged December 16 through 18 LENOX, Mass. – Casting has been announced for Shakespeare & Company’s holiday reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by Ariel Bock. Four performances of this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Costumed Reading of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is presented in honor of  Shakespeare & Company Costume Director Govane Lohbauer, and in memory of actor, teacher, and weapons master Bob Lohbauer, who passed away in September 2022. Shakespeare & Company returns to the world of Jane Austen-inspired theater with a lively, costumed reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas…

REVIEW: “Measure for Measure” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, now being staged at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, is known as a “problem play.”  Neither tragedy nor comedy, it lives somewhere in between, which is probably why it is rarely produced.  But this Lenox company ended up with more problems than…

REVIEW: “An Iliad” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin MaConnia Chesser is delivering a riveting performance in Shakespeare and Company’s one-woman play An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare.  It was previously performed by Chesser at the Ancram Opera House where the director of this production, Jeffrey Mousseau, originally staged it and is that company’s…

REVIEW: “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company

by Christopher Tucci Audiences heading to The New Spruce Theater, where 40 foot spruce trees are the natural backdrop to the three-quarter round stage, to see Shakespeare and Company’s King Lear should be prepared for an evening outdoors. Frequent patrons of Tanglewood are familiar with the routine: bug spray, a…

Shakespeare’s Online Birthday Bash

Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World Written by Kevin G. ColemanFilmed by Patrick TooleCostumes by Govane LohbauerTechnical Team Devon Drohan and Erika Johnson April 23, 2021Virtual Performance This viewing is free to all. Donations encouraged. “There was a star danced, and under that I was born.” —Much Ado About Nothing Celebrate…

REVIEW: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell   Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, unrequited love, bawdy humor, and a few heart-stopping moments of darkness and deep emotion:  Shakespeare & Company’s hugely talented and appealing company works hard to make every word of Twelfth Night breathe as if freshly written.   Sticking with the play pretty much…

REVIEW: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell A wooded glade lined with white pine trees in the Berkshires is a perfect stand-in for the Forest of Arden, the setting for As You Like It, the tale of palace intrigue, battling brothers, pastoral comedy and young love now at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. Duke…

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