70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240
A whirlwind tour through the life, times and work of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World features six actors, a few props, a truck-load of historical information, popular misinformation and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. This hysterical, fast-paced presentation is designed to introduce kids and adults to Shakespeare through his stories, characters, and words—with a bit of sword-fighting and clowning thrown in for good measure.
Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World will tour middle and elementary schools throughout the Northeast in the early spring of 2014. It lit up the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre for a successful run this year, and will return to Shakespeare & Company for a series of special weekend and Spring Break presentations in April 2014. Each show is followed by a free, interactive workshop based on one of Shakespeare’s plays, and is open to all. (Previous workshops included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and The Tempest.)