REVIEW: “ART” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Yasmina Reza’s play ART is enjoying a robust production by Shakespeare & Company in their outdoor Roman Garden Theatre this month.  In this dark comedy, seen during its final preview, Reza uses the purchase of an expensive work of modern art as a springboard to plumb the…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Complete 2020 Season

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce its 2020 summer season, May 21 – October 18, 2020. Under the theme “The Labyrinth of Love” the season includes Shakespeare titles: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, and, in a special workshop production, Measure for Measure. The contemporary plays this season are The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Shakespeare Lineup for the 2020 Summer Seaso

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is delighted to announce its Shakespeare lineup for the 2020 summer season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis, the season will include three Shakespeare plays: King Lear directed by Nicole Ricciardi featuring the Drama Desk and Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future trilogy) in the…

REVIEW: “The Waverly Gallery” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Waverly Gallery had its off-Broadway debut in 2000 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize the following year. It dramatizes the story of Gladys Green who, over a two-year period, slips from mild senility to full-blown dementia. The original production and the recent…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Summer Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is proud to announce its 2019 Summer 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. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by founding Artistic…

REVIEWS: Readings from Poe and Edith Wharton’s “Kerfol” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, October, 2006 This double bill, featuring a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum and a stage adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Kerfol, is a modest little Halloween thrill. Shakespeare & Company has gone all out and decorated the lobby of the Founders’ Theatre with cobwebs…

REVIEW: “Glimpses of the Moon” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 1999 “What may this meanThat thou, dead corse, again in complete steel,Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon,Making night hideous, and we fools of natureSo horridly to shake our dispositionWith thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?” – Hamlet, Act I, scene iv It…

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