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’s Summer Training Institute Kicks Off 2019 Session

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company‘s Summer Training Institute kicked off last month. 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…

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…

Shakespeare & Company Holds 2018 Season Gala

(Lenox, MA) – 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. The festivities began…