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Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Shakespeare & Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Shakespeare & Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021

Measure for Measure tells the story of Angelo, a minister who is abruptly appointed to rule over a chaotic and debauched city and restores order with repressive laws and an iron fist over licentiousness.

Shakespeare & Company Celebrates With Virtual Gala Photo Shakespeare & Company Celebrates With Virtual Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2020

Shakespeare & Company celebrates community on December 5th with New Horizons, a Virtual Gala.

S&Co Announces Holiday Production of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Photo S&Co Announces Holiday Production of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2019

Shakespeare & Company proudly presents a costumed reading of Sense and Sensibility, written by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen. The lively reading is directed and staged by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted classic tale will have a special limited run from December 14 - 15 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Additionally, the Company will host a festive holiday event with a private reading of Sense and Sensibility, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres on Friday, December 13.

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Shakespeare & Company Invites Audiences to Grapple with a Photo BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Shakespeare & Company Invites Audiences to Grapple with an Age-old Question, 'What About the Children?'
by Marc Savitt - Jul 27, 2019

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approa Photo BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approach To A Centuries Old Classic
by Marc Savitt - Jul 10, 2019

The entire cast proves themselves to be exemplary delivering long complicated dialogue that remains true to the old English, not with trite overdone accents but with polished voices and presentation that helps to make each unique, authentic, and engaging. Although the language can be challenging at times, the actors use of body language and near flawless diction helps greatly. Their musicality is both noteworthy and impressive.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents Critics Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's timely play The Children, directed by James Warwick, back for his second season with the Company after last season's acclaimed Mothers and Sons.

S&Co Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo S&Co Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Company Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows. This classic showcases a rich, affecting, and deeply funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Performances run from July 2 to August 4th in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

Shakespeare & Company Hosts Celebration of Life in Honor of Dennis Krausnick Photo Shakespeare & Company Hosts Celebration of Life in Honor of Dennis Krausnick
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2019

Honoring beloved Founder and Director of Training Dennis Krausnick, Shakespeare & Company hosts a special memorial program open to the public. On Monday, June 24, 2019, at 1:00pm the Company welcomes community members and fellow artists to gather for the Dennis Krausnick Celebration of Life, held in the Tina Packer Playhouse Tent on the Shakespeare & Company campus, at 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, MA.

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Summer Season; THE WAVERLY GALLERY, THE TAMING O Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Summer Season; THE WAVERLY GALLERY, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and More
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2019

Shakespeare & Company is thrilled to announce its 2019 summer season, May 23 - October 13, 2019.

Shakespeare & Company Presents AS YOU LIKE IT Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy As You Like It, directed by the Company's Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, who helmed last season's acclaimed production of The Tempest. The Bard's madcap story follows Rosalind, played by two-time Elliot Norton Award winner Aimee Doherty, who escapes a threatening world of oppression in the pursuit of love and the prospect of new horizons. Set in the Roaring Twenties, As You Like It will be performed outdoors in The Roman Garden Theatre, specially reconfigured for the season's special sunset performances running from August 9 to September 2.

Shakespeare & Company Presents MACBETH Directed By Melia Bensussen Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents MACBETH Directed By Melia Bensussen
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Obie Award-winning director Melia Bensussen. Company veterans Jonathan Croy and Tod Randolph take the helm as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, two of Shakespeare's most notorious anti-heroes. Shakespeare's stunning classic of blind ambition and corrosive power runs from July 3 - August 5 in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

Shakespeare & Company's Summer Training Institute Begins This Week Photo Shakespeare & Company's Summer Training Institute Begins This Week
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2018

Shakespeare & Company's Summer Training Institute kicks off this week. The four week program provides young actors, ages 18-25, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the actor/audience acting approach and pedagogy of the Company.  The Summer Training Institute is targeted for undergraduate theatre students, recent graduates, and early career acting professionals. This summer the program includes 45 participants from all over the United States, including the South, Midwest, New England and the West Coast.

Shakespeare & Company Presents LOVERS' SPAT with Alison Larkin Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents LOVERS' SPAT with Alison Larkin
by Julie Musbach - Jan 31, 2018

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce the return of Lovers' Spat, this year with a new twist. The popular performance will be hosted by internationally acclaimed comedienne Alison Larkin. Company actors and guest performers explore the complexities of love in staged readings featuring theatre's most notorious couples' loving, fighting, scheming and wooing. Lover's Spat is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and will be performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00pm and Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm.

Cast, Beneficiaries Announced for Shakespeare & Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT P Photo Cast, Beneficiaries Announced for Shakespeare & Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

In the spirit of the holidays, Shakespeare & Company announces four Berkshire beneficiaries for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Producing Associate Ariel Bock. Post-show collections from each performance will benefit a different local organization, including The Elizabeth Freeman Center, Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club, Hospice Care in the Berkshires, and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

Cast, Beneficiaries Announced for Shakespeare & Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT P Photo Cast, Beneficiaries Announced for Shakespeare & Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

In the spirit of the holidays, Shakespeare & Company announces four Berkshire beneficiaries for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Producing Associate Ariel Bock. Post-show collections from each performance will benefit a different local organization, including The Elizabeth Freeman Center, Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club, Hospice Care in the Berkshires, and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Shakespeare & Company Announces Casting for Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces Casting for Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2017

Shakespeare & Company announces casting for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. The show will feature Company actors Kate Abbruzzese, Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, David Joseph, Zo Laiz, and Ryan Winkles.

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

Shakespeare & Company Announces Yasmina Reza's GOD OF CARNAGE Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces Yasmina Reza's GOD OF CARNAGE
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents God of Carnage written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Regge Life. The play won a Tony Award for Best Play and an Olivier Award for Best Comedy, now this award-winning New York hit comes to the Berkshires. Written by the author of ART, God of Carnage runs from September 14 - October 8th in the Elayne P. Bernstein.

Sweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company celebrates their 40th Anniversary Season today, July 1st at the 40th Season Ruby Gala. The event will honor the Company's 40-year tradition of bringing world class theatrical productions to Berkshire audiences, while eagerly anticipating future seasons with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis.

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