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Providence Journal: 10 Great Artistic Pursuits in the Berkshires

“From Shakespeare to Tanglewood to ravishing Renoirs, the summer arts scene offers plenty of ways to enjoy yourself way out in the 413.

Music plays an underappreciated role in many Shakespeare plays; too often we get some poor actor with a mandolin strumming out a halfhearted rendition of some sleepy ballad, and the show comes to a stop.

But Allyn Burrows, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, sets his “Twelfth Night” in a seaside community in 1959, and then takes full advantage of the musical opportunities. We are on the cusp of the rock ‘n’ roll era, and the show’s soundtrack provides both comic moments and the chance to touch the bittersweet corners of our heart that only music can penetrate.”

Read more on the Providence Journal’s article, Bound for the Berkshires? 10 great artistic pursuits, published on July 25, 2019.

Photo: Renoir’s “Seated Bather” is included in “Renoir: The Body, The Senses,” on view through Sept. 22 at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Photo c/o Clark Art Institute.