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Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
+1 413-637-1199
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Great outdoor performance

We went to see the company perform A midsummer Nights Dream, outdoors at The Mount. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
Great entertainment

Shakespeare and Company has been around for a long time. It is a great company-very accomplished... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Deedee46927564
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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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"midsummer night's dream"
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"wonderful production"
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"intimate setting"
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"last summer"
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"actors"
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"tempest"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 18 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 26 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 30 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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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Informal and intimate, this theater complex provides an upfront and personal theater experience. Enjoyed The God of Carnage in the Elayne Bernstein Theater. Seating looks to be pretty good regardless of position, but would recommend center.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Saw God of Carnage this weekend on a rainy day and it was great - we laughed a lot. Nice and small - not a bad seat and very reasonably priced tickets. Would definitely visit again.

Thank kajack
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful production and interpretation of The Tempest performed in an outdoor theater. Even fun for the kids. Shakespeare is alive and well.

Thank 372bige
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We saw the last production of The Tempest for the season. The actors were outstanding, as was the whole production - staging, interpretation, music.... I found the whole thing emotionally powerful and aesthetically satisfying

Thank nos-im
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was our first trip to Shakespeare and Co. We attended a production of The Tempest. The performance started at 5 PM and was held in an outside garden near the building. This is a theater in the round and our seats put us almost...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

I look forward to summertime in the Berkshires, including the productions at Shakespeare &Company. They do a great job year after year. The current production of The Tempest is no exception. Staged in an outdoor garden with an intimate audience, it was a delightful performance.

Thank dangerFlorida
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