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: “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 Frederick has banished his brother,…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “As You Like It” Outdoors in the Roman Garden Theatre

 “Love is merely a madness” – Act III, Scene ii (Lenox, MA) – 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…

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…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “The Tempest” Outdoors

Performances Run August 10 – September 3 “Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises…” – Act 3, Scene 2 (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the Company’s new outdoor theatre. Likely the final piece that the Bard penned alone, The Tempest tells the story of Prospero, a betrayed duke and magician bent on justice…