Shakespeare & Young Company Presents “The Play’s The Thing

Shakespeare & Company’s Spring Young Company 2021 participants present you with “The Play’s the Thing” – a performance that is filled with laughter, joy, and mischief! A group of rowdy Mechanicals come together with a young prince from Denmark named Hamlet, who just recently found out that his Father, the…

REVIEW: “Gertrude and Claudius” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger Gertrude and Claudius, Barrington Stage Company’s newest offering by Mark St. Germain, based on John Updike’s 2000 novel by the same name, might well have been called simply Gertrude, for this is her story.  A prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play traces thirty years in the life…

REVIEW: “Hamlet” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2006 I saw a wonderful new play yesterday called Hamlet. That is how I felt, anyway. Eleanor Holdridge’s staging of Shakespeare’s masterpiece made me feel as if I was seeing the play for the first time. As if it were some new work built out…

PREVIEW: The 1998 Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Preview article by Gail M. Burns, November, 1998 For the past two months students at McCann, Mt. Greylock, and eight other western Massachusetts high schools have been hard at work preparing their Shakespearean productions for public performance. This is the week that McCann will offer local audiences “A Midsummer Night’s…

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