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A New Take on an Old Play

Theater: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’
Nick Nudler and Kirsten Peacock star in “Taming of the Shrew” at The Mount in Lenox, Mass. Photo by Zachary De Silva

Shakespeare & Company creates stupendous theatrical experiences, and its “The Taming of the Shrew,” currently being offered at the Edith Wharton estate, The Mount, is lively and entertaining.

The setting for this energetic presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most widely performed and adapted comedies (think Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”) is The Dell, a natural amphitheater that the company has made their own with the addition of a platform stage and, depending on the production, simple, colorful, representative set pieces.  

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