REVIEW: “Gertrude and Claudius” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger Gertrude and Claudius, Barrington Stage Company’s newest offering by Mark St. Germain, based on John Updike’s 2000 novel by the same name, might well have been called simply Gertrude, for this is her story.  A prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play traces thirty years in the life of Hamlet’s mother. The action…

Shakespeare & Company’s Northeast Regional Tour Hits The Road

“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.” – The Taming of the Shrew (Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company‘s Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare is now on the road, performing for schools and community centers throughout the Northeast. This year, the Company’s Tour brings two Shakespeare productions, Hamlet and The Taming of the…

Will Kempe’s Players Announce Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream & “Hamlet”

AUDITION NOTICE WILL KEMPE’S PLAYERS | TROY, NY PRODUCTIONS: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark PRODUCER: Will Kempe’s Players Cooperative | 442 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180 CONTRACT: Will see AEA and non-AEA actors; performance and production roles available; applicants can work in either or both productions DATES: Rehearsals starts 4/2/19, first…

Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Final Performances Begin November 15th

Shakespeare & Company Celebrates 30 Years of Festivals bringing Students Together (Lenox, MA) – Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare will bring hundreds of teenagers from ten different high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. Beginning on November 15th, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists…

Non-Equity Auditions for Shakespeare and Company’s Education Program’s 2019 Northeast Regional Tour

October 13 – 15, 2018 For the past thirty-eight years, Shakespeare & Company has sent touring productions of Shakespeare’s plays and educational workshops to middle and high schools, colleges, large-scale performance venues, and community centers all over the northeast and beyond, reaching more than 20,000 students each year. Our emphasis is on Shakespeare’s language, dramatic…