My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shakespeare & Company, Inc., Lenox, MA, USA
We bring our college students, especially those in theatre, to see Shakespeare performed with understanding, energy, and imagination that is unsurpassed in my experience. Seeing actors work in repertory gives audiences a clearer sense of the nature of acting. The openness with which actors have talked with our students after performances adds to this. Seeing Shakespeare staged in a space that resembles the Renaissance stage structure for which it was written is a revelation every time. The ability to walk the grounds and think about the play after seeing it enhances the playgoing experience, too.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
our students' increased understanding of Shakespeare's plays, and their empowerment as theatre practitioners. Seeing a play at Shakespeare and Co. makes them think, "I want to do this--I can do this--and it is worth doing."
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Nothing leaps to mind.