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Address: 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
Phone Number: +1 413-637-1199
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Description: Located in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company...
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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Relaxed and outdoors

We saw Hamlet outdoors at the Mount. It was wonderfully casual and relaxed in a picnic setting. They have lawn chairs for rent for $2 each if you don't have your own. We packed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We saw Hamlet outdoors at the Mount. It was wonderfully casual and relaxed in a picnic setting. They have lawn chairs for rent for $2 each if you don't have your own. We packed a picnic dinner, like so many others. It was the Reader's Digest version, since it was developed originally for high school students. 90 minutes vs. 4... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Saw an amazing production of Henry V in a dynamic setting, a short walk or drive from the center of Lenox in the Berkshires.

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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This professional theater group presents Shakespeare with such aplomb, that even those who could not read and understand the written work would understand what is happening on stage. The theater (in 3/4 round) is comfortable, prices are reasonable, and ordering tickets is easy. There is a nice snack bar and gift shop, and even picnic tables for those who want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was expecting a standard product of this play and was pleasantly surprised!!! The actors were engaging and very physical.....a most entertaining evening and full of laughs. The staging was unique and there isn't a bad seat in the house! The "wife" in the production was particularly entertaining and had a great singing voice! Excellent change of pace!!

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every year we so enjoy the high quality of the Shakespeare Company and the additional trainings for young thespians.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The unusual and surprisingly successful take on A Comedy of Errors was delightful. Stay with it - I went in as a purist and had to suspend my snobbery and once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed the production. The actress who played the wife was particularly strong. Bravo!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Shakespeare and Company is one of the most authentic and worthwhile experiences in the Berkshires during the summer season, and their current production of Comedy of Errors is non-stop hilarious, packed with innovative wit and kinetic energy and rich with vivid characterizations. This company has mastered a living synthesis of Shakespeare's language with superbly creative physical comedy and contemporary upgrades.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

we attended the Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare and Co. the grounds around the theatre were beautiful and we spent a bit of time wandering before the play started. the stage set up allows for more initimacy and the modern interpretation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors was terffice. We laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. on our way out,... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Summer in the Berkshires! One of the enduring qualities is attending the various excellent productions at the regional professional acting company - Shakespeare and Company. The theatre sits on an old boarding school campus in Lenox, MA (with its own cute small shops and excellent restaurants up the road), in the rolling hills of the Berkshire mountains (geologically really a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to see "Comedy of Errors", one of many Shakespeare comedies about mistaken identity. It was played very broadly and physically. Shakespeare would have approved. It was great fun, even though I did get dragged onto the stage for the end-game! The stage extends into the seating area and the actors ranged all over the theater. A fun way... More 

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Address: 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
Phone Number: +1 413-637-1199
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lenox

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