Friday, September 08, 2006


{LENOX, MA}-- Shakespeare & Company's Training program is now accepting applications for its popular Berkshire Weekend Intensive workshop. The Berkshire Weekend Intensive runs September 29-October 1 and will be held on the Company's 30-acre campus in Lenox Center. For applications and more information please contact Training Program Manger Rob Issen at:(413) 637-1199 ext. 114 or visit the website at

The Weekend Intensive will focus on specific acting tools required for Shakespeare performance in a condensed format that provides a snapshot of the Company's Month-Long Intensive that will be held in January of 2007. Headed by Director of Training Dennis Krausnick, the Weekend Intensive is designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company's training methods and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare's text.

The workshops began in 1978 when Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, master voice coach Kristin Linklater, movement choreographer John Broome, fight choreographer B.H. Barry, and many others created a blueprint for approximately 40 Month-Long Training Intensives to be hosted by Shakespeare & Company over the next quarter century. The Company also offers Week-Long Text and Clown Workshops. Actors, directors, and writers from all over the world come to work with the Company, training not only their voices and bodies, but delving deeply into their imaginations, intellects, and emotional lives. Past training participants include Karen Allen, Lauren Ambrose, Gillian Barge,Jennifer Grant, Karen Grassle, Joe Morton, Andie MacDowell, Bronson Pinchot, Anna Deavere Smith, Keanu Reeves, Alicia Silverstone, Diana Quick, Courtney Vance, Sigourney Weaver, and Raquel Welch.

Weekend Intensives are held across the country each year in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Classes will run Friday 7pm - 10pm, Saturday from 10am - 10pm, and Sunday from 10am -4pm. The cost for the Weekend Intensive is $275.00 plus a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. The cost includes comfortable accommodations on campus and alumni discounts are available.

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