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Shakespeare & Company Will Premiere a New Documentary Film Next Month Photo Shakespeare & Company Will Premiere a New Documentary Film Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021

Shakespeare & Company will present in-person Benefit screenings of Speak What We Feel, a documentary by Patrick J. Toole about the Company's acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 2:00PM EDT and at 7:00PM EDT in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

Shakespeare & Company will present its Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare, featuring  graduating seniors of Berkshire and Columbia County, in light of COVID-19. This special online only festival is premiering Friday, December 18th and available to stream through Sunday, December 20th.

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.

Shakespeare & Company Announces New Book Launch Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces New Book Launch
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

Shakespeare & Company has announced the launch of a new book, Shakespeare & Company: When Action is Eloquence, co-written by Company Member Bella Merlin and Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, with a special foreword by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows.

Shakespeare & Company Postpones 2020 Summer Season Photo Shakespeare & Company Postpones 2020 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

Shakespeare & Company is postponing its 2020 Summer Season to next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus). This unanimous decision from the Board of Trustees, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, and Managing Director Adam Davis reflects the commitment to the health and safety of Company patrons, artists, staff, students, and volunteers.

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2019

The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back! Bringing hundreds of teenagers from ten area high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. 

Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin Photo Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2019

Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back, bringing together over 500 middle and high school students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork.

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Shakespeare & Company Leaves Berkshire Audi Photo BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Shakespeare & Company Leaves Berkshire Audiences Laughing Out Loud.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 15, 2019

The cast includes Martin Jason Asprey (Mr. Frank Ford), Steven Barkhimer (George Page), Gregory Boover (Master Fenton), MaConnia Chesser (Meg Page), Jordan Cobb (Anne Page), Tobias Goodman (Pistol/Simple), Nigel Gore (Sir John Falstaff), Cloteal L. Horne (Mistress Quickly), Jennie M. Jadow (Alice Ford), Madeleine Rose Maggio (Robert Shallow), Bella Merlin (Sir Hugh Evans), and Mary Shalaby (Nym/Rugby). Many of whom we recently enjoyed in the Shakespeare & Company production of Twelfth Night. The troupe is outstanding. Steven Barhimer, Gregory Boover, MaConnia Chesser, Jordan Cobb, Jennie M. Jadow are so at-ease and comfortable in their roles and make the audience feel likewise. Tobias Goodman and Mary Shalaby are especially noteworthy and accomplished particularly given that they are the youngest in the ensemble but keep pace and level with both more seasoned and professional members of the cast. Madeleine Rose Maggio and Bella Merlin both take on roles of the opposite gender with confidence and convection and both make it work well. Cloteal L. Horne is sassy and soulful providing enough attitude to keep things real and some surprise vocals that are impressive as well. Nigel Gore and Martin Jason Asprey seem to have been born to do Shakespeare. Both have well-developed sense of comedic timing. Asprey's banter directly with the audience delights and earns spontaneous mid-scene applause multiple times.

Shakespeare & Company Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in August Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in August
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 18, 2019

 Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's madcap comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin G. Coleman.

Shakespeare and Company Awarded Arts Midwest And NEA Grants Photo Shakespeare and Company Awarded Arts Midwest And NEA Grants
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2019

Shakespeare & Company is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from Arts Midwest.

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Season Gala Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Season Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2019

Shakespeare & Company celebrates its 42nd Season, Saturday, June 29th with its annual summer Gala. This year, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows has invited Academy Award-winning filmmaker and visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Motion Picture), to share with us his vision and invention of cutting edge film technology through Hamlet scenes. The Company is proud to honor Douglas and Julia Trumbull for their innovation and artistry with this event. The night's program will be enhanced through performances by renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani (Close Encounters with Music) and Shakespeare & Company actors.

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.

S&Co Announce The Passing Of Beloved Founder Dennis Krausnick Photo S&Co Announce The Passing Of Beloved Founder Dennis Krausnick
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2018

 It is with deep sadness that Shakespeare & Company announces the passing of beloved Founder and Director of Training Dennis Krausnick, who has been a leader of the Company since its inception in 1978. There will be a Public Memorial Service held on June 24, 2019 at 1:00pm on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, MA. The Company's 2019 Season will be dedicated to his legacy. 

The Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years Photo The Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years
by Julie Musbach - Sep 27, 2018

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare celebrates its 30th season, bringing together over 500 local students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork. The nationally recognized program begins with an integral series of four Common Classes where hundreds of teenagers come together for workshops in Stage Combat, Dance and Movement, Technical Theatre and Performance Preparation. Ten different schools are represented in this year's Festival, coming from the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, and eastern New York State.

Shakespeare & Company Holds 2018 Season Gala Photo Shakespeare & Company Holds 2018 Season Gala
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2018

Honoring Trustee Michael A. Miller for his twenty-five years of service, Shakespeare & Company held its 2018 Season Gala on Saturday, June 30th. The sold-out benefit, co-chaired by Rhea Werner and Suzanne Werner, was the most successful in Company history, raising more than $400,000 for Training, Education, and Performance programs.

Shakespeare & Company Receives $45,000 From Arts Midwest And NEA Photo Shakespeare & Company Receives $45,000 From Arts Midwest And NEA
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018

Shakespeare & Company is the recent recipient of two prestigious education grants. The Company was awarded $25,000 from the Shakespeare in American Communities program of Arts Midwest to support the Company's acclaimed Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare. The Company also received $20,000 for its nationally renowned Fall Festival of Shakespeare from the Arts Works II grant initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Shakespeare & Company Announces Their Annual Gala Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces Their Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - Jun 5, 2018

Shakespeare & Company celebrates its 41st Season, Saturday, June 30th with its annual Gala. This year's event will honor Trustee Michael A. Miller for his twenty-five years of dedication to the Company. The very special evening will feature a one-night-only performance blending music and theatre from Silkroad Ensemble and Shakespeare & Company's venerated performers.

Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour HitsThe Road Photo Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour HitsThe Road
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018

Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare is now on the road. This year, the Company's Tour brings two Shakespeare productions, Othello, the Moor of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream, to over 20,000 students. The Tour visits 75 schools throughout the Northeast in nine different states including; Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland.

Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'M Photo Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'MIDSUMMER'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Hundreds of teenagers from ten different high schools will take to the stage at Shakespeare & Company, beginning November 16th, for the 29th Fall Festival of Shakespeare. An annual tradition, the Fall Festival is the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in ten local and regional schools, where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare.

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