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Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
+1 413-637-1199
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Intimate wonderful setting for art

DH and I have visited the Elayne Bernstein theater twice now and I can't wait to return. We saw the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwood, Massachusetts
4000 MILES

Wonderful production of excellent play - runs through July 16th. Performances are outstanding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Framingham, Massachusetts
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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
+1 413-637-1199
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DH and I have visited the Elayne Bernstein theater twice now and I can't wait to return. We saw the Beauty Queen of Leenane a few years ago and saw 4000 miles on its opening night in May. We love the intimate setting of the...More

Thank JillSJoyce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful production of excellent play - runs through July 16th. Performances are outstanding, especially Annette Miller.

1  Thank ngtapfrog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed there was not a Shakespeare play showing the week we were staying in the area, but we decided to go see the play 4000 Miles. The building was beautiful with a display of costumes. There was also a small cafe for drinks....More

1  Thank Sisterrhonda
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Almost every production I have attended has been top notch. From Shakespeare to contemporary theatre.

Thank Peggybr
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the birthday party for William Shakespeare last night and saw A Midsummer Night's Dream. Amazing. Magical. Hilarious! Well done! Love this place. Have been seeing plays at Shakespeare & Company for decades. Always impressed and highly entertained.

Thank R3020UBdb
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went in to see Lover's Spat last night, and boy did it need work! Trying to incorporate the use of written scripts into the performance, when losing their way and/or mistakenly forgetting their lines, just did not work! Acting was lack luster, at best, and...More

Thank ffmdfacr
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Am itching to go back this summer. Saw Emperor last summer and was blown away by the comic timing and body language of the actors. There seemed to be a level of improv. The script by itself was not remarkable, but the droll delivery brought...More

Thank Been2Bagan
Reviewed 28 January 2017

For the last few years we've made our way to Lenox to see a Shakespeare play every summer. The sets are barebones but the acting is simply superb -- some of the best and liveliest Shakespeare we've seen anywhere. The setting in the Berkshires, on...More

1  Thank paul441391
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. We look forward to coming back, especially for the Shakespeare!

Thank pacerjmk
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We saw two plays here at our first visit to Shakespeare & Co., " Two Gentlemen from Verona"and "Or". The Two Gentlemen featured a large cast who in the main did well though the performances were somewhat uneven. The theater is in the round and...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
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Marie S
Will be in New Marlborough on 4/67-4/27 do you have any productions scheduled for that date?
20 January 2017|
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