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“Great Performances for Shakespeare Lovers”

Shakespeare & Company
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Lenox
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Here it is - Shakespear in the round - staged, costumed and performed to perfection in a comfortable beautiful setting. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a terrific interpretation of King lear!

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Amazing performance by an amazing actress about an amazing Catch it before September....you'll be glad you did.

Thank ChristineDiV
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

S&Co. is a treasure for folks who like theater. Period. It is not all Shakespeare all the time, so if you find it difficult to sit through King Lear, you can go to see any of the other non-Shakespeare productions that are on tap.

And the Youth Company is among the best in the country as well!

Thank James S
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

There are very few places in America like this. A beautiful setting, a splendid, intimate theater, an incredibly talented and creative company, and tickets at less than half of what a comparable venue would cost in NYC or Boston.

Thank lbloom616
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Wonderful afternoon of good food followed by patriotic music And the dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence and other historical speeches. All very good except actor Richard Dreyfuss whose views he felt necessary to share regarding his removal of all mentions of God from the Pledge of Allegience and his compelling need to call Lincoln a liar. On the 4th of July no less. Ha

1  Thank Mike J
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