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The Latest on the Berkshire Review

The Latest on the Berkshire Review

Allyn Burrows, Shakespeare and Company's New Artistic Director, talks to Michael Miller about the 2017 season...and much else.

June 23rd, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  About Shakespeare and Company Shakespeare and Company, a presence in Lenox since its foundation in 1978 by Tina Packer and Kristen Linklater, has undergone some seismic[...]

Aston Magna Music Festival 2017 - A Preview

June 11th, 2017

by: The Editor

  The Aston Magna season, the 45th(!), is almost upon us. We can look forward to an extended schedule, adding fifth and sixth weekends at the[...]

Serenade for Haiti, Directed and Written by Owsley Brown, at the Berkshire International Film Festival, June 3

May 31st, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  Serenade for Haiti Directed and written by Owsley Brown To be shown at the Berkshire International Film Festival: June 3, 9:15 at the Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield –––––, 11:15 at the Tripl[...]

Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, directed by Omar Sangare, at Williams College

May 15th, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts ‘62 Center for the Performing Arts Williams College Director: Omar Sangare Dramaturg: Ilya Khodosh, Yale Stage Movement: Pau Aran Gimeno from Pina Bausch Company Set Designer: Joanna Kus, Poland Lighting Designer: Coby Chasma[...]

A Singer's Notes 133: The Bookclub Play and Shakespeare's Cymbeline, coming up at Shakespeare and Company

April 10th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

The Bookclub Play Karen Zacarias's The Bookclub Play at Hubbard Hall was rather like a sporting event. There were jabs and plenty of taunting throughout the[...]

A Singer's Notes 132: Lovers' Spat at Shakespeare & Company; Padmore & Biss at Union College

March 19th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Fr. Schwoerer illustration of Act 4, Scene 1 (Petruchio rejects the bridal dinner). Engraved by Georg Goldberg (c.1850). Shakespeare and Company's latest offering, "Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's[...]

A Singer's Notes 131: A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre

March 19th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Eric Hill and Company in "A Christmas Carol" A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre Something compels me to go to the Berkshire Theatre Group's A Christmas[...]

Three Concerts at Camphill Ghent, two Past, one to Come

March 12th, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  Duo pianists Mark Evans and Gili Melamed-Lev. Saturday, March 18, 2017 3pm (Coming up!) A Domestic Relationship at the Keyboard Brahms - Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes  Op. 65 (a [...]

2016 in retrospect — The Bard Music Festival: Giacomo Puccini and his World

December 31st, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  For a discussion of other Puccinian issues omitted here, above all the role of the nascent recording industry in disseminating Puccini's operas, see our preview[...]

Rascals, an Inspired Restaurant and Performance Space in the Crossgates Mall, Albany

December 14th, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  In cooking, as in any art, you have to know the rules—the more profoundly the better—to break them. While en route, appropriately enough, to Albany, I h[...]