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Obituary for Dennis Krausnick, Shakespeare & Company Founder and Director of Training

DENNIS KRAUSNICK (July 8, 1942 - November 27, 2018) Stockbridge, MADennis Krausnick, 76, of Stockbridge passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Dennis was a... read more

The New York Times: Finn Wittrock: The First Time I Started a Theater Company

Wolfe and I can hear the audience gathering on the hill, but we are busy in the Rose Garden, choreographing our sword fight with fresh sticks we’ve procured from the woods. “Head, leg, leg, stab,... read more

A reckoning with the toll of war, on and off the battlefield, in Shakespeare & Company’s 'Cry "Havoc!"'

LENOX — Powerful theater can ensue when an artist simply, or not so simply, decides to bear witness: This is what I saw, this is what I experienced, this is what I think it means,... read more

Once wired for war, actor Stephen Wolfert has been rewired for the stage in "Cry 'Havoc!'"

LENOX >> Stephan Wolfert's life changed in the most unlikely way in the most unlikely place — witnessing a live performance of William Shakespeare's "Richard III" in a theater in a Montana town of about... read more

Boston Globe Review: She's got a play to write, but the plot keeps thickening

LENOX — Even granting that productivity-sapping distractions are an occupational hazard for any writer, Aphra Behn certainly has her hands full in “Or,” a clever and beguiling comedy by Liz Duffy Adams at Shakespeare &... read more

ATU Review: 'Or,' a witty romp in Lenox

Rich with pleasures theatrical, linguistic, philosophical and comedic, Liz Duffy Adams' play "Or," at Shakespeare & Company is a witty romp inspired by the life of Aphra Behn, who in the 1660s became the first... read more

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

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


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.