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February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I am a teacher and have taken many workshops at Shakespeare and Company and each time am renewed and inspired at the esthetic value's the education department teaches. They embrace what few company's dare to, the ability to live with ambiguity and not shame students into a polished performance but allows for a genuine process which results in a high quality production. I am a better teacher because of the experiences I have had in those workshops. Cheers!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending the Fall Festival as well as many teacher training and acting workshops.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them hire me.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

All throughout middle and high school I turned to "Shake n' Co" as an outlet for my creativity. Not only did SnC give me a greater knowledge of the importance expressing oneself, it gave me a greater sense of community. I became friends with kids from rival schools, even schools with otherwise no affiliation with mine through the Fall Festival program it hosts in the fall to local high schools. Without Shake n Co, I would not have stepped on stage once, or become a more confident person.

The Great!

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My daily life. It has helped me in tremendous ways. Without Shake n Co, I don't know where I would be.

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I would try to get the kid's programs more affiliated with the adult programs they have. I feel like there wasn't a lot of encouragement to see professional shows outside of the free pass they gave us.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

I have attended several performances at Shakespeare and company over the last three years. I am consistently impressed with the quality of performance and especially their ability to develop young talent - including actors, stage managers, lighting experts prop people and other theater professionals in training.

Their performances are carefully thought out, creative, educational and compelling. Their professional staff is dedicated to developing young talent.

I can think of no more deserving organization than Shakespeare and Company.

The Great!

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As a member of the audience. I have seen young actors and theater amateurs grow into experienced, confident professionals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enable them to run their classes for young people throughout the year.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

My middle school students absolutely love the Shakespeare performances. They enjoy being drawn into the stories by the actors. They walk away with great enthusiasm to see more Shakespeare plays. They always want to know when we can read another play and, most of all, are anxious to see another performance.

I appreciate that the company gives students a real taste of what the original Shakespeare performances must have been like. The simplicity of the set and props, the constant motion, the amazing sword fights and interaction with the audience all are consistent with performances of Shakespeare's day.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My young students think Shakespeare is cool, thanks in part to your productions.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer at least one more Shakespeare play a year.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I have been attending the productions at Shakespeare & Company for several years and think they do a terrific job. The casts are talentd and the productions are extraordinarily professional. They are doing a tremendous job of training our future actors and giving them an opportunity to perfect their craft. Shakespeare & Co is the reason I come to the Berkshires every year.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending more than a dozen productions

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do absolutely nothing!

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

There are only a few theatres in this country dedicated to the works of Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, does it with wit,
verve, grace, tenacity and power. The level of talent, commitment and expertise is of the highest level, and they inspire and elevate everyone who come
in contact with them.
In a time when support for culture and the arts is dwindling, this company generates community involvement, and world wide recognition. Audiences everywhere thrill to their work, and there educational and training programs are second to none.

The Great!

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This company was the back bone of my training as an actor and teacher. I presently head the voice program at a major University, and the work I did at Shakespeare and Company was one of the major influences of my entire life.

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I wish they could receive more funding and become financially stable. They have come a long way and proved they have staying power of over 30 years, they deserve to have monetary support.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

We need Shakespeare to invent more words to describe the experience of Shakespeare & Co. I've been attending performances since their start in 1978, and have never been disappointed. I couldn't wait until my daughter was old enough to join me - she started loving Shakespeare at age 7. She now attends their summer camp every summer. What she learns there translates into every aspect of her life - fearless public speaking, the sheer joy of words, the companionship of creating a perfomance...all that and sword fighting too. It brings us infinite joy.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

performances, education program

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i wouldn't change it

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

Shakes and Co helped me become the person I am today. I went to the STI program and learned more about myself and my craft in 5 weeks than I have in the past 5 years. I have been exposed and inspired by working actors and educators who believe in telling truth to the world. I hope that I can continue to bring what I have learned from them to my teaching and acting everyday for the rest of my life.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I learned to love Shakespeare and have faith in my craft.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

having more workshops in the summer time. I'm a teacher and can't do anything unless it's during the summer

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

My daughter started with Shakespeare & Co. her freshman year at Mt. Greylock with the fall festival program which is a six week whirwind of fun resulting in the kids performing one of Shalespeare's works on stage at their school and then coming together with all ten schools who are involved for a fall festival weekend where the kids perform their show on the shakespeare and company stage. The kids really get into it and the energy is amazing. It was a life changing experience for her and her friends. Her love of Shakespeare and acting blossomed with this program. The actors from Shakespeare & Co. direct the students and we have gotten to know all of the directors very well. They are not only amazing actors but wonderful role models. I have lived in the Berkshires my entire life and knew nothing about Shakespeare and Co. until my dtr started with them. Our entire family loves going to the performances and we try our best to coordinate our schedules so we can see the shows they offer. Just wonderful. Deb and Jim Allen

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I learned how amazing Shakespeare & Co. through my daughter.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more ways for them to reach more students.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

My husband and I have been attending Shakespeare & Co. performances for the past eight seasons and never once have webeen disappointed in anything that we've seen. We have gone from just attending one play to trying to attend everything that is done in the month of August and to frequently coming up during the rest of the year to see what we missed. Shakespeare & Co are the highlight of our summer.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By attending performances of the plays staged there.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would hope that the funding could be found to stage even more plays.

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