Although he died 400 years ago, William Shakespeare’s plays still thrill audiences. In the summer,companies performing Shakespeare out of doors and free of charge allow many families to share the pleasures of his work under the setting sun. The relatively new Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park Company will be performing The Tempest from July 21 to August 7, Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm on the Pittsfield First Street Commons. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings The Whitney Center for the Arts performs live music at 7:15
Bob and I interviewed Enrico Spada, the founder and director of the company and some of the actors. After the interview we had an opportunity to watch a rehearsal which was very exciting. One of the pleasure of seeing different productions of Shakespeare’s plays is gaining new insights into the characters and their actions as different actors and directors bring fresh insights to the play.