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“Great theatre”

Shakespeare & Company
Ranked #4 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.
Level 6 Contributor
458 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Great theatre”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We come to the Berkshires every year and we make sure to
see at least one show at Shakespeare & Company. This year we got tickets to see The Tempest are were not disappointed. The theatre is conducive to showcasing Shakespeare and service at the box office is top notch.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Save Your Money- DO NOT get tix to Allergist's Wife”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Suffice it to say people were leaving at the intermission, as we did, after a badly over-acted farce whose dated, old self-hating Jewish stereotypes caused visceral pain in the audience. The Arabic doorman had a Russian accent. The husband was so stiff we thought he was reading a script in his palm. The "Jewish mother" played a caricature of a caricature. And the main character— a midlife depressed woman trying to find the meaning of life again—was played as a madwoman gesturing wildly all over the stage. It has a mercifully short run for another few days; we just want to warn fellow TripAdvisors NOT to get tickets even if they are handed free to you!

Visited July 2012
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Largo, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Richard III”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Wow, it sounds great. Look what happened to me. Just trying to get along, take the high ground and reason. But nooooo....

Visited July 2012
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good fun”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Intimate, fun setting to catch familar stars in Shakespeare interpretations and other modern plays. We loved it.

Visited June 2012
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Ghent, New York
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Performances for Shakespeare Lovers”
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!

Visited July 2012
Thank Judith S
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