Ann St. Clair was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in New York City where she constantly wore black and read Sartre on the subway. Her father did some sort of ill-defined government work, and from an early age, she was surrounded by people and ideas from around the world. As a teenager, she tripped into a summer job as receptionist at British Information Service in the RCA Building in New York, where she became fascinated by the public relations operation of a government in a foreign country. She enjoyed working in daytime TV where her most stirring line was: “The doctor will see you now.” Ann graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she ate, breathed and slept English literature and history, and took a year-long Bible course that changed her life. She has finished writing several books, including a coming of age novel called Marta Byrd, and she is working on a clutch of tales featuring eccentric characters in Israeli Secret Service. She likes living in the Berkshires, where she enjoys theatre and intrigue, and she loves to laugh.
New ‘Little Women’ is visually beautiful, more sociologically accurate than previous adaptations
I have never wished I were a boy, but even as a child reading “Little Women” for the first time, I recognized why Jo said she was bitter about being born a girl.
REVIEW: At Shakespeare & Co., ‘Time Stands Still’ — or maybe not
The most powerful question the piece leaves with the audience is a basic one each person in the theater must face in a lifetime: How do we balance our need for love with our need for self-actualizatio
Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Tina Packer is a force of nature," said Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC). “She has influenced and inspired generations of theatre makers and theatre go
PREVIEW: Comic uncertainty with “Heisenberg” at Shakespeare & Company
When I had read the script, I noticed that it never referenced theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg or his uncertainty principle, yet its two characters lurch from one idea and one place to another
NEA awards $328,000 to cultural organizations and initiatives in the Berkshires
The arts currently create upwards of 4,000 year-round jobs here, and even more seasonally, all of which support other jobs.
ON FILM: ‘Molly’s Game,’ portrait of a high stakes life
Molly's Game is the story of a charming, adaptable, ambitious woman with brilliant math and organizational skills and an omnivorous ability to learn new things.
LITERATURE: Michael Orthofer, originator of one of Time’s 50 coolest websites, to speak at Trinity Church
Michael Orthofer has been reviewing books and publicly exploring the international literary scene since 1999, with almost 4000 titles under review and a focus on international fiction and fiction in t
PREVIEW: ‘Cymbeline’ at Shakespeare & Company, a play for our time
Why was a play so highly prized in previous centuries so neglected recently? And why had Shakespeare & Company decided to do it now?