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…

Berkshire On Stage Critics Pick Their Favorites of the 2017 Season

The four critics who review for BerkshireOnStage.com – Gail M. Burns, Roseann Cane, Macey Levin, and Barbara Waldinger – have each listed their favorite regional theatre productions of the past calendar year. Because for the most part we all see and review different shows, there was no sense trying to…

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…

REVIEW: The Wharton One-Acts at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, July, 2005. This gentle and perfect afternoon of theatre puts me in mind of a modest engagement ring: two perfect twinkling diamond chips set in a soft setting of warm yellow gold. Not big and flashy but breathtakingly beautiful to those who take the time to…

REVIEW: “The Comedy of Errors” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2004 I went to the theatre expecting a kind of rock ‘em sock ‘em robots production and I was not disappointed. The Comedy of Errors is not Shakespeare’s best play, but mercifully it is his shortest. Two hours of frantic slapstick performed by talented folks wearing…

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

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 (On July 28th Christine Marie Brown took over the role of Rosalind. Click HERE to read my update.) I saw As You Like It with a crowd of Elderhostel folks. An elderly man was seated to my left and when the final curtain fell (metaphorically,…

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