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 & 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…

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

by Barbara Waldinger Kevin G. Coleman, the Director of Education and founding member of Shakespeare & Company, and runner-up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016), believes that “The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare having fun.  Period.  No grand themes. No deep waters.”  And that’s what…

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…

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…

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…

REVIEW: “Macbeth” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Imagine a production of Macbeth without the witches. No “When shall we three meet again?” No “Double, double toil and trouble: Fire, burn; and, cauldron, bubble.” No cauldron for that matter; no murderers to kill Banquo or Macduff’s family—only blood magically spurting from their chests. These are…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 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 joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Carey Crim’s New England Premiere of Morning After…

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