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Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
+1 413-637-1199
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The Scottish Play in the 19th century...

The actors were marvelous! I always question the re-writing of the Bard! You can't really improve... read more

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gnaturecenter
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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We have had a wonderful time visiting this performance space for many years. We've been to several... read more

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Albany, New York
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Located in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the largest Shakespeare Festivals in the country, founded in 1978 by Tina Packer. The organization attracts more than 60,000 patrons annually, with a core of over 150 artists and more than 30 full-time staff. The Company develops and performs Shakespeare, classics, contemporary, and new plays of social and political significance, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors and designers of all races, nationalities and backgrounds. Shakespeare & Company embraces the core values of Shakespeare's work: collaboration, commitment to language, visceral experience and classical ideals, expressed with physical prowess and an embodied contemporary voice. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, where professionals from all over the world come to train with the Organization known for its original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. Shakespeare & Company is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program, one of the largest the Northeast; it reaches more than 45,000 students annually with innovative performances, workshops and residencies.
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70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
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Reviewed yesterday

The actors were marvelous! I always question the re-writing of the Bard! You can't really improve on Shakespeare's talent Unfortunately, that brings with it many of its own atrocities,bigotries and discriminations of that time. But, to rewrite history and eliminate them in "a modern-day perspective,"...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have had a wonderful time visiting this performance space for many years. We've been to several of their productions. It is a great company of actors and administrators. Everything they do is exceptional. We enjoyed their production of Macbeth last Friday afternoon. The acting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this production of Macbeth, but thought casting Banquo as a woman made no sense. The actor who played Macbeth was excellent. The cast was mostly good and the idea to present the Witches as a individual was effective.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a preview performance of Macbeth last night. The show was wonderful, frankly, and I was so happy to see a great production. However our night as a family was completely ruined by some very rude audience members, and a lack of help from staff....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go at least three plays during the summer. All is not Shakespeare! This year there are several with feminist themes. Always good theater.

Thank EDFeather
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Wonderful performances, Shakespeare and otherwise. First rate casts and staging. Directors often gie a new twist to an old play! Great experiences, every single time!!!

Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We went to see the company perform A midsummer Nights Dream, outdoors at The Mount. The performance was delightful. The actors are superb. We all sat a little above the performance area, which was a clearing in a wooded area. The play took place in...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Shakespeare and Company has been around for a long time. It is a great company-very accomplished and entertaining. This is wonderful for entire family-even young children.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A treasure of the Berkshires lives in these walls. Not stuffy. Spent an enlightened, charming evening. Don't miss it

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The production of The Last Wife, re-examining women's rights as it is re-telling in a modern twist the relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, was re-done very smartly in this rather intimate venue that is the Elayne P. Bernstein Theater. A fine yet very...More

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