Shakespeare & Company wraps up the second year of the Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company with two performances of Twelfth Night. The performances will be Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at Shakespeare & Company’s new Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on its 70 Kemble Street campus in Lenox.
Marc Scipione, S&Co. artist and Training Program faculty member, is directing Twelfth Night, which will be the first Shakespeare play performed in the new Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Led by senior S&Co artists and teachers under the direction of Associate Director of Training Dave Demke, The Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company has provided professional training over the last three months through daily classes in the Company’s acting techniques.
The course progression includes Structure of the Verse, Shakespeare Scholarship, First Folio, Art of Rhetoric, Personal Connection, Linklater Voice Technique, Clown, Neutral Mask, Fight, Movement and Elizabethan Dance. The 11-member cast will bring to the stage everything that they have learned during the past three months of their intense training, with most actors performing multiple roles in one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.
Performances are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12. Tickets are available in advance from the Box Office (413-637-3353) and online at www.shakespeare.org.