Shakespeare & Company Presents March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings

LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company will present March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, featuring three contemporary play readings written by women playwrights.  Beginning on Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m., the weekend includes White Savior by Catherine Filloux, The Islanders by Carey Crim, and Born With Teeth by Liz Duffy Adams.  4…

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: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2006 I usually hate to go out on Saturday night because then I miss my Brit-coms on PBS, Tony Simotes colorful and hilarious production of The Merry Wives of Windsor more than made up for my loss. Merry Wives is the ultimate Brit-com, and Benny Hill would have…

REVIEW: “The Fly Bottle” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, May 2003. “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stage,And then is heard no more; it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.”– William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, scene v I could not…

REVIEW: “Macbeth” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 2002. Last night I got to experience in person the famous old story about the night that legendary playwright and director George S. Kaufman stood in the back of the theatre watching the Marx Brothers performing one of the many plays he wrote for…

REVIEW: “Summer” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1999 This has been billed as the summer of “Summer”. Edith Wharton’s 1916 novella “Summer” has been adapted for the stage by Dennis Krausnick, a leading adaptor of Wharton’s works, and is playing now through October 17 at Shakespeare & Company’s Stables Theatre on…

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