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PREVIEW: Roger Daltrey with KT Tunstall at Tanglewood on June 22

You can expect great songs and a lot of spontaneity, because that is the way Daltrey likes it. "I’m out there to have a good time," he promised Billboard.

Shakespeare & Co. dedicates season to one of its founders, Dennis Krausnick, actor, playwright, director, teacher, poet

Krausnick's vision for developing a great Shakespeare theatre in the Berkshires was rooted in his dedication to training actors.

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 goers. I can think of a no better ambassador for Shakespeare..." -- Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company.

REVIEW: Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’ and ‘The Fullness of Life’ at Shakespeare & Co: Sophisticated, incisive

In both dramatizations, authentic adaptation, uncluttered direction and skillful acting prevail for two acts of sophisticated storytelling.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Wharton Comedies are a must-see at Shakespeare & Company

Good one-act plays with more than one actor are becoming rare, so these are a must-see.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Lincoln Speaks’ at Chesterwood; OLLI University Day; Bob Reiss at Lee Library; call for art

'Lincoln Speaks' will feature readings by actors including two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill, Shakespeare & Company founding artistic director Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company director of training Dennis Krausnick and Chris Tucci, who will recite the 16th president’s least- and best-known private and public words about love, life and the country he worked to unite.

Shakespeare & Company’s 40th anniversary season: ‘Belt-tightening’

The Tina Packer will only offer one play this year instead of three plays which has been the recent norm.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Sinfonia concerts; berry foraging hike; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Berkshire Children & Families’ Golf Classic; ‘Modern Treasure Chests;’ Shake &...

The Stockbridge Sinfonia, a community orchestra in existence for over 40 years, is conducted by Simeon Loring and comprised of volunteer musicians of all ages, from high school students to retired local residents.

Art in action: A conversation with Shakespeare & Company’s Kevin Coleman

Shakespeare & Company’s Education Director Kevin Coleman is a 2016 Tony Award Finalist for Excellence in Theatre Education. “Creativity is our birthright. All art gives us insights into ourselves, keys to our own creativity, and theatre adds a natural experience of cooperation,” he notes.

Bits & Bytes: Free Fun Friday at the Mahaiwe; ‘Lincoln Speaks;’ WAM Theatre workshop; VIM gala; B’Shalom Chorale concert; Berkshire Opera Festival

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) will hold its gala event, “Knock Three Times and Whisper,” on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ski Butternut. The event will feature a Roaring 20s speakeasy theme, live music by the Wanda Houston Band.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Icons, Artists & Divas’ at Sohn Fine Art; ‘An Evening in the Country;’ Rita Rudner at the Colonial; Susan Dworkin book...

Pythagoras Theatre Works will present two plays adapted from short stories by Edith Wharton and adapted by playwright and Shakespeare & Company founding member Dennis Krausnick, including cast members Corinna May, Diane Prusha, and David Joseph.

The Ages of Aquarius: Turbulent evolution of Shakespeare & Company

"I know I’m supposed to say that I’m excited about the season coming up, but I am actually really excited about the season coming up. I think our education process is great and our training program is having an outstanding success. Maybe I’m being a bit Pollyanna, but from where I’m looking, the company is really doing great." -- Jonathan Croy, interim director at Shakespeare & Company
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