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Or, is a 17th Century version of a British sex comedy

Aphra Behn is considered to be the first professional woman playwright, having been paid for her first play The Forc’d Marriage in 1670. Her plays, novels and poems were criticized for having too many references... read more

Shakespeare & Company Presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Performances Run August 4 through September 4, 2016 (Lenox, MA) - Shakespeare & Company presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona, beginning Thursday August 4th. Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy,... read more

Edge Review: Emperor of the Moon

If you like to laugh, long, hard and hearty as I do, there is no better place to do it than in the Rose Footprint Tent on the property of Shakespeare and Company in Lenox,... read more

Review: Superb, reimagined ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Shake & Co.

William Shakespeare was a master at the mismatched lovers plot. He proved it again and again in his comedies and his tragedies. In the light-hearted “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” all of the characters end up... read more

Shakespeare & Company Presents Cry “Havoc!” by Stephan Wolfert

Performances run August 3 through August 13 (Lenox, MA)- Shakespeare & Company brings Cry “Havoc!” to the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, this inspirational story, exploring... read more

Review: The Emperor of the Moon, commedia-style, at Shakespeare & Company

One of the delights each summer at Shakespeare and Co. is the over-the-top farces staged at the Rose Footprint. This tent-covered playing space is similar to 16th and 17th century theatres and the shows echo... read more

WSJ Review: The Merchant of Venice - Art that makes you squirm

“The Merchant of Venice,” like “The Taming of the Shrew,” is one of the Shakespeareplays that makes modern audiences feel increasingly and understandably uncomfortable. To interpret the tale of Shylock’s downfall as anything other than... read more

Letter to the Editor: 'Ugly Lies the Bone' forces focus on veterans

To the editor: That was fun, wasn't it? The flags and fireworks, the beer and barbecues, the parades and picnics, and everybody's a patriot for a rollicking weekend. Then we fold the flags, return the empties... read more

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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