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 he provides in his direction…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Performances Run August 8 – September 1, 2019 “O powerful Love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other a man a beast.” – Act V, Scene V (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin…

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 as written (recent productions in…

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 Director Tina Packer. Under the theme, “The…

REVIEW: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane Using the Company’s new outdoor Roman Garden Theatre, which is subjected to the vagaries of weather, Director Allyn Burrows has cleverly chosen to place The Tempest on an island off Nova Scotia in the 1890s. During that time, Nova Scotia gained international recognition as a leader in ship building, and, as in…

REVIEW: “Cymbeline” at Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare’s “tragical-comical-historical-pastoral” by Barbara Waldinger Congratulations to Tina Packer and her supremely talented and versatile cast and crew on their gorgeous production of Cymbeline at Shakespeare & Company!  We are transported back to the early glory days of the company, outdoors at the Mount, when performers surrounded the audience as they brought to life the…