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Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
413-637-1199 x134
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The offerings at Shakespeare & Co. were varied, accessible and plentiful. In a three day period I caught four Shakespeare plays and one about the Bard (Will). The delightful young cast of Romeo & Juliet was thoroughly engaging. The New Orleans-based Midsummer's Night Dream was entertaining, and quite clever. For history buffs, Henry IV was a well-done production. Falstaff deserves... More

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Higganum, Connecticut
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This time we saw 3 of their Shakespeare productions: Julius Caesar, Henry iV (1& II, abridged), and Romeo & Juliet (at the Mount). Julius Caesar, directed by Tina Packer, was electrifying, especially in the first half. Reducing the actors to seven meant that each actor had to be constantly on stage portraying some character or other,and this added to the... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I were recently in the Berkshires and had an opportunity to go to Shakespeare & Company. Don't be put off by the name if you're not into Shakespeare. They have other plays as well. We saw Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. It was very well done. It's a small theater, so there's really no bad... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

"Shakespear's Will" is an incredibly acted one woman play based on the character Anne Hathaway, Shakespear's wife. The acting and overall production were superb!

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent performance, even though it is an adaption-i.e., the "director" combined parts 1 and 2 of Shakespeare's original plays. It worked-catch it before the season ends.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While productions and the starring actors can be hit-or-miss at Shakespeare and Company, 8 times out of 10 I've left the theatre with a smile on my face and a rave of one sort or another. It's particularly exciting to witness new talent being groomed for greatness through their education program. Summer wouldn't be summer without a trip to Shakespeare... More

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Montclair NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Complete works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) An uproarious send-up of the tragic and comic (all spun into the comic) of the Bard's famous works. Three amazing actors cavort, mug, wrestle, duel, mock, joke, and pull out all the stops in an hysterical 2-hour synthesis of the famous and infamous plays/lines. We were bent over in pain from laughing so hard... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding performance at the Shakespeare & Company Theater. The entertainment was intriguing and kept us focused. It is a small theater with big theater performance. The show for that evening was also booked in advanced by Michelle at Gateways Inn. We had great seats and thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed the Tina Packer playhouse and the superb acting- especially Mid-Summer Night's Dream. Henry 4th was also excellent and I'm sure far more demanding for the cast and director

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The infusion of New Orleans, its music and its traditions into the Athenian setting of "Midsummer Night's Dream" worked for us! The production was energetic and fluid. Double casting most performers melded more smoothly and believably than I thought possible. The vocal, physical and musical talents of all performers was most entertaining. Thus we experienced a delightful evening!

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