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The Arts in the Berkshires: Tanglewood, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company

Program Number: 5722RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/15/2013 - 7/20/2013; 8/4/2014 - 8/9/2014; 8/18/2014 - 8/23/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: North Adams, Massachusetts
Price starting at: $1,199.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Music Appreciation; Theater Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile.




Date Specific Information

7-15-2013

Round-trip bus transfer from New York City or Connecticut available for an additional $50. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Enjoy an evening recital with our own Keith Kibler Williamstown Theatre Fest PYGMALION By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Nicholas Martin With Robert Sean Leonard Encounter Shakespeare & Co. RICHARD II By William Shakespeare Directed by Timothy Douglas Featuring Rocco Sisto and Tom OKeefe Boston Symphony Orchestra WAGNER - Prelude to Die Meistersinger LISZT - Totentanz, for piano and orchestra BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1 Round-trip bus transfer from New York City or Connecticut available for additional $50 with a stop for lunch on your own and return to same pick-up points. See website for further details.
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8-4-2014

Shakespeare & Co: MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Williamstown Theatre Festival:THE VISIT Tanglewood: BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING CONDUCTOR SLATKIN'S 70TH
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8-18-2014

Shakespeare & Co: MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Barrington Stage Company: DANCING LESSONS Tanglewood: BOSTON POPS CELEBRATING OZ
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The Tanglewood Experience: Music to Your Ears

Immerse yourself in Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Learn about Tanglewood's history and elegance from our lecturer, a classically trained opera singer, and enjoy a concert by the BSO or Boston Pops in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.



Williamstown Theater Festival in Summer

Experience the rich history of the Festival's summer tenure at the new '62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Study plays, directors and actors of the past and present. Evaluate characters, themes and production with our professional theatre educator.



Dance of the Century

Enjoy total immersion into the world of Shakespeare. Attend an exclusive class on one of the many aspects of Elizabethan theatre which the members of Shakespeare & Company excel in. Understand the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony. Enjoy a picnic dinner on the grounds, enjoy pre or post show talks with actors and Company staff. Learn how Shakespeare & Co. performs as the Elizabethans did — in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe.




North Adams

As the second-largest community in the Berkshire Hills, North Adams was a regional industrial leader in the 19th century. Today, “the town of steeples and peaks” is home to one of America's largest contemporary art museums, MASS MoCA.



Accommodations
Modern New England Inn; elevator equipped, handicapped accessible; indoor pool and hot tub.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Sharon Foehl

Sharon began working as a Site Coordinator and Group Leader with Road Scholar programming throughout Vermont in 2003. Since that time, she has helped in developing programs that take her all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She received her certification with IGA (International Guide Academy) in 2012 and continues working with them as an instructor helping others achieve certification as tour guides and directors.
 
Keith Kibler

Keith Kibler made his national debut with the Opera Theater of St. Louis and the Boston symphony, with Seiji Ozawa conducting. He has sung over 30 lead operatic roles internationally and is also an accomplished lieder singer. Trained in Vienna, London and Boston, Keith received his doctorate and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He teaches a course on music drama at Skidmore College and has taught courses on opera at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
 
Joe Manning

Joe Manning is a freelance journalist, historian, genealogist, poet, photographer and songwriter. His book “Steeples: Sketches of North Adams” offers a portrait of this old Massachusetts factory town through a blend of poetry, oral history and photography. His poems have often been published in The Berkshire Review and are collected in his book “Gig at the Amtrak.” Joe created and is the advisor for several oral history programs in the North Adams public schools. Since 1998, he has helped plan and run Neighborhood EXPO, an all-day interactive celebration of North Adams neighborhoods and history sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. He and his wife live in Florence, Mass.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Holiday Inn Berkshires
  North Adams, MA 5 nights
 Holiday Inn Berkshires
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This conveniently located, newly rennovated downtown hotel has a small town feel and offers comfort, convenience and access to some of the most popular and beautiful Berkshire sites.
  Contact info: 40 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247 USA
phone: 413-663-6500 xor800HOLIDAY
web: www.holidayinnberkshires
  Room amenities: Relax in one of 86 beautifully appointed guestrooms, complete with all the essential amenities. Handicapped accessible, room service, telephones w/ free local calls, hairdryers, iron & board, coffee machine, TV,
  Facility amenities: Fitness center with lap pool, hot tub and sauna.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $120 plus tax (2012 rate) Based upon availability. Please call the Inn directly at 800-HOLIDAY or 413-663-6500 ask for Linette Searcy. Based upon availability
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $120 plus tax (2012 rate) Based upon availability. Please call the Inn directly at 800-HOLIDAY or 413-663-6500 ask for Linette Searcy. Based upon availability
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Please check in with your on site coordinator in the lobby after you have checked into your room beginning at 3:00pm You will be staying at Holiday Inn Berkshires that night.
  End of Program:
This program concludes with a boxed lunch to go @ 11:30 am. You will be staying at Holiday Inn Berkshires the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Please note, that while parking is free at the hotel, it is asked that you use spaces away from the main entrance if you are not planning to use your car for the week. Valet service is available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  North Adams, MA
  Nearest city or town:  Williamstown, MA, Pittsfield, MA
  Nearest highway: Rt 2, Rt 8
  Nearest airport:  Albany, New York
  From End of Program
  Location: North Adams, MA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

N Adams/New York Grand Central and CT stations

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Arrival Transfer
phone: 877-426-8056
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50 per person Round Trip Pay through Boston Roadscholar Office.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx 5.5 hrs 

   

This program Provider will offer $50 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION from the NYC and CT areas. Deluxe motorcoach will pick up at the following Main Entrance locations: Grand Central Station/8:30 AM New Rochelle Metro North Station 9:45 AM Bridgeport Metro Station: 11:15 AM New Haven Union Stattion: 12:00 PM The coach will make a stop for lunch on your own along I 91 before continuing to the Holiday Inn North Adams. Times are approximate and may vary due to traffic.

 

New York Grand Central and CT station/N Adams

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Departure Transfer
phone: 877-426-8056

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

50 per person Round Trip Pay through Boston Roadscholar Office
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx 5.5 hrs 

   

$50 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION will return to NYC/CT stations at the conclusion of the program. North Adams Departure 11:30 AM New Haven Union Station 2:45 PM Bridgeport Metro Station 3:30 PM New Rochelle Station 4:45 PM Grand Central Station 6:00 PM All times are approximate and may vary due to traffic and number of people traveling.

 

NYC Grand Central Station/JFK

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Go Air Link Shuttle
phone: 212-812-9000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15 $25 round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

approx: 45-60 minutes Departs from all terminals every 20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles

   

UPON ARRIVAL $50.00 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSFER TO HOLIDAY INN N ADAMS, MA :(See the "Other" section under Travel Details) Go to the Airport's Ground Transportation Desk and make arrangements for the Air Link Shuttle to take you to Grand Central Station for the 8:30AM, motorcoach pick up, lunch on your own along I 91, continuing to the Holiday Inn North Adams. Times are approximate. Same stop will be made at the end of the program in reverse order dropping at GCS at 6:00pm

 

NYC Grand Central Station/JKF Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 845-877-7222

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

about $45.00. That is roughly $52 with a 15% tip. There is a $45.00 flat far
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx: 20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

It is about 17.4 miles.

   

**UPON ARRIVAL $50.00 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSFER TO HOLIDAY INN N ADAMS, MA :(See the "Other" section under Travel Details) Simply go to the Airport's Ground Transportation Desk upon arrival and make arrangements for the Yellow Cab to take you to Grand Central Station for the 8:30AM motorcoach pick up. The same stop will be made at the end of the program in reverse order dropping at GCS at 6:00pm

 

NYC Grand Central Station/LaGuardia Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Go Air Link Shuttle
phone: 212-812-9000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15 $25 round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

approx: 45-60 minutes Departs from all terminals every 20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles

   

* UPON ARRIVAL $50.00 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSFER TO HOLIDAY INN N ADAMS, MA:(See the "Other" section under Travel Details) Go to the Airport's Ground Transportation Desk upon arrival and make arrangements for the Air Link Shuttle to take you to Grand Central Station for the 8:30AM motorcoach pick up, lunch on your own along I 91, continuing to the Holiday Inn North Adams. Times are approximate. The same stop will be made at the end of the program in reverse order.

 

Bridgeport, Ct/ Port Jefferson NY

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry
phone: 888-443-3779
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approx: $13 Reservations Recommended. Payment also accepted onboard each vessel
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Sailing time approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes 

   

* UPON ARRIVAL $50.00 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSFER TO HOLIDAY INN N ADAMS, MA: (See the "Other" section under Travel Details) Take the 7, 8 or 9am Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport, CT for the 11:15am motor coach pick up at Metro North/New Haven Amtrak Rail Line Bridgeport, CT.

 

New Haven, CT/Boston

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Mega Bus
phone: 187-7GO-2MEG xA18774626342
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$13
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 Hrs 30 minutes 

   

**UPON ARRIVAL $50.00 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSFER TO HOLIDAY INN N ADAMS, MA:(See the "Other" section under Travel Details) Take the 7:15 AM bus from Boston, MA (South Station). Bus arrives 9:45 AM New Haven, CT , Then, motor coach pick up at Union Station at12:00pm Amtrak New Haven State Street Station. The same stop will be made at the end of the program in reverse order.

 

Albany, NY

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Norm's Limousine
phone: 800-486-4946
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$120 per two people includes gratuity
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hr 15 min 

   

Approx $120 PER CAR, up to two people, gratuity included. Additional fee for third person

 

N Adams/Pittsfield

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
American Cab
phone: 413-663-3000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $45 w/ credit card only
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

21 miles

   

From the Amtrak station 1 Columbus Ave Pittsfeld, MA 800-872-7245

 

N Adams/Albany, NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Bonanza Bus (Peter Pan)
phone: 800-343-9999
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hrs 45 minutes with stops 

 

Distance:

 

40 mi

   

Drop off is at the Wiliams Inn in Williamstown MA, take cab from Williamstown

 

N Adams/Pittsfield, MA

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Rainbow Taxi
phone: 413-499-4300

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $89
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

   

From Bus Terminal: Bonanza Bus lines in Pittsfield, MA 800-343-9999

 

N Adams/Albany, NY

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
phone: 802-579-9387
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hr. 15. min 

 

Distance:

 

40 mi

   

This program Provider will offer Transportation. Transportation will pick up at the Albany International Airport between 1-3pm on the arrival day and drop off at Albany International Airport at 12:00 on departure day. This is a discounted service only available during the time period mentioned. Please be sure to make your airline plans accordingly. Please call 802-579-9387 if you wish to make use of this service.

 
Driving Directions
  From Albany, NY 1.5 hrs Take Rt 787 North to Troy, NY and exit at Hoosick Street/Rt 7. Follow Rt 7 North approx 6 miles to a traffic light at the junction with Rt 278. Take a right at the light on to Rt 278 and follow a short distance to where it ends at Rt 2. Take a left on to Rt 2 East and follow it over the mountain to Williamstown, MA. At the rotary, continue on Rt 2 East towards North Adams. As you approach the downtown area, bear right on to an off ramp marked "exit for downtown business district". At the bottom of the ramp you'll see the Hotel across the street. Go through one set of lights and take a right at the next set onto American Legion Drive. Hotel is on your right.
  From Boston 3 hrs Follow Rt 2 West through Greenfield and over the Mohawk trail into North Adams (approx 130 mi). When you come to the first full set of lights (Dunkin' Donuts) take a left on to Eagle Street. At the junction of Main Street, take a right on to Main Street. Get into the left lane and at the first light, take a left on to American Legion Drive. The Hotel is on your right. -or- Take Rt 2 West, to Massachusetts Turnpike West. Follow to Exit 2 (Lee/Lenox). Follow Rt 20 West to Rt 7 North to Pittsfield. Follow Rt 7 North to the juncton with Rt 9 and take a right on to Rt 9 East and follow to the junction with Rt 8. Take a left on to Rt 8 North and follow through Cheshire, Adams and into North Adams. In the downtown area of North Adams, take a right at the light on to Main Street. You'll see the hotel on your right. Take the next right on to American Legion Drive. The hotel is on your right.
  From Connecticut 2 hrs Take Rt 91 North to Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 2 (Lee/Lenox). Follow Rt 20 West to Rt 7 North to Pittsfield. Follow Rt 7 North to the juncton with Rt 9 and take a right on to Rt 9 East and follow to the junction with Rt 8. Take a left on to Rt 8 North and follow through Cheshire, Adams and into North Adams. In the downtown area of North Adams, take a right at the light on to Main Street. You'll see the hotel on your right. Take the next right on to American Legion Drive. The hotel is on your right. -or- Take Rt 91 North to Greenfield Ma. Take Rt 2 West over the Mohawk Trail into North Adams. When you come to the first full set of lights (Dunkin' Donuts) take a left on to Eagle Street. At the junction of Main Street, take a right on to Main Street. Get into the left lane and at the first light, take a left on to American Legion Drive. The Hotel is on your right.
  From New Jersey 4.5 hrs Take I-287 N toward I-78/Netcong/Morristown. Keep left to take I-287 N toward I-78 W/Easton Pa/Morristown (Crossing into New York). Merge onto I-87 N/New York State Thruway N via the exit on the left toward RT-17 N/Albany. Keep right to take I-87 N/New York State Thruway N toward Harriman (Portions toll). Take EXIT 21A toward I-90 E/Mass Tpke/Boston. Merge onto New York State Thruway E (Portions toll). Take the RT-22 exit, EXIT B3, toward Austerlitz/New Lebanon. Turn left onto RT-22. Taken right onto US-20/Columbia Pike/RT-22.Jimmy D's Pizza Royale & Restaurant is on the corner. Turn slight left onto RT-22.RT-22 is 0.4 miles past West St Turn sharp right onto RT-43 (Crossing into Massachusetts Turn left onto Cold Spring Rd/US-7.Continue on Rt 7 North until you come to Williamstown. At the rotary follow Rt 2 East to North Adams. As you approach the downtown area, bear right on to an off ramp marked "exit for downtown business district". At the bottom of the ramp you'll see the Hotel across the street. Go through one set of lights and take a right at the next set onto American Legion Drive. Hotel is on your right.
  New York City 3.5 hrs Take the George Washington Bridge to Henry Hudson Parkway North (1st exit) to Sawmill River Parkway North to Taconic State Parkway North towards Albany. Take the last exit before the toll, a right onto Rt 295 East (Chatham & E Chatham) and continue until the junction of Rt 22. Turn left onto Rt 22 North and proceed until you come to the junction of Rt 43 (at traffic light). Turn right on Rt 43 East and proceed until you come to the junction of Rt 7 (blinking light). Turn left and continue on Rt 7 North until you come to Williamstown. At the rotary follow Rt 2 East to North Adams. As you approach the downtown area, bear right on to an off ramp marked "exit for downtown business district". At the bottom of the ramp you'll see the Hotel across the street. Go through one set of lights and take a right at the next set onto American Legion Drive. Hotel is on your right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Afternoon Arrival/Orientation
(Monday, July 15)
   
 Arrive To: CHECK IN:Please arrive at the Hotel to register between 3:00 and 4:30pm. Check in at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 5:00pm to settle into your room.
 Dinner: All dinners will be served at the hotel. Please remember that all dinners are buffet style or plated, sit-down meals and to arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we will have our Orientation. This will provide you with information about the inn, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. We will discuss how with cultural institutions including Tanglewood, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Francine & Sterling Clark Art Institute and other regional theatres, the Berkshires have earned the privilege of calling themselves America's Premiere Cultural Resort. We will then ask participants introduce themselves to the group. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Berkshires
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: MassMoCA/Opera Recital
(Tuesday, July 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the Inn.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.
 Lunch: Lunch is at the hotel. Please remember that lunches are plated, sit-down meals and to arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: This afternoon's lecture is given by a Berkshire historian. Learn why the Berkshires are such a lovely and popular spot for visitors from all over.
 Dinner: All dinners will be served at the hotel. Please remember that all dinners are buffet style or plated, sit-down meals and to arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: This evening, enjoy a recital by opera singer, Keith Kibler. Keith has made his national debut with the Opera Theater of St. Louis and the Boston symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting. He has sung over thirty lead operatic roles internationally and is also an accomplished lieder singer. Trained in Vienna, London and Boston, Mr. Kibler received his doctorate and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of music. He teaches a course on Music drama at Skidmore College and has taught courses on opera a Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He will be your instructor for the Tanglewood piece of the program.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Berkshires
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cark Art Institute/Williamstown Theatre Festival
(Wednesday, July 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to the Clark Art Institute, the Berkshire's premier museum. In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at the hotel restaurant.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: This afternoon's lecture at the hotel will given by our new theatre specialist. We are currently filling that role. No pun intended!
 Dinner: Dinner is served at the Hotel. Please remember that all dinners are either buffet or plated, sit-down meals and to arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: This evening we will travel to Williamstown Theatre Festival. PYGMALION By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Nicholas Martin With Robert Sean Leonard "You have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being and change her into a quite different human being." With all the parallels of a modern reality-show makeover, an impoverished flower seller is taken in hand by a linguistics professor who attempts to change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. For a wager. A sharp satire on class and women's independence, Shaw's century-old masterpiece features Robert Sean Leonard as Henry Higgins in an uproarious, poignant, and unforgettable battle of wits between two of theatre's most iconic characters. Every effort will be made to also include a pre or post show talk or a meet and greet with actors, interns or backstage staff. Nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the Williamstown Theatre Festival is a celebration of theater that brings together a vast array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences. Every summer, WTF presents classic and new plays on its Main, Nikos and Center Stages. WTF's many training programs offer nearly two hundred aspiring theater artists and managers an opportunity to study acting or serve as interns with professional designers, directors and administrators.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Berkshires
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Shakespeare & Company
(Thursday, July 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Hotel restaurant.
 Morning: Free Time
 Lunch: Lunch is served at the hotel.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP:Enjoy an afternoon lecture with Roz, followed by total immersion into the world of Shakespeare. Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe. With a core of over 150 artists, the company performs Shakespeare, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors, and designers of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds. Shakespeare & Company provides original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. The company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance
 Dinner: Tonight's dinner will be served at Shakespeare & Co
 Evening: PERFORMANCE:Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare including a talk with some of the performers. Richard II (Special Limited Run) By William Shakespeare Directed by Timothy Douglas Featuring Rocco Sisto and Tom O’Keefe “Mine honour is my life; both grow in one.” How does a state contend with a barbarous ruler who is perceived to be appointed by God? King Richard II has designed the murder of his uncle, wasted public funds, and used the influence of his crown to misrule a nation. Not until Richard banishes Henry Bolingbroke does he create an enemy skeptical of his divine mandate who is intent on constructing his demise. Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did — in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe. With a core of over 150 artists, the company performs Shakespeare, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors, and designers of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds. Shakespeare & Company provides original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. The company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Berkshires
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Tanglewood
(Friday, July 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the Hotel restaurant. Please allow enough time to get to the morning activity promptly.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: This morning, Keith gives you a lecture on tonight's Tanglewod performance.
 Lunch: Lunch is served at the hotel.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: This afternoon Keith continues his lecture.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at the hotel or on the grouds of Tanglewood.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: This evening at Tanglewood we enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra. WAGNER - Prelude to Die Meistersinger LISZT - Totentanz, for piano and orchestra BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1 Tanglewood was named for American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne, on the advice of his publisher William Ticknor, rented a small cottage in the area in March 1850 from William Aspinwall Tappan. While at the cottage Hawthorne wrote Tanglewood Tales (1853), a re-writing of a number of Greek myths for boys and girls. In memory of the book, the owner renamed the cottage "Tanglewood", and the name was soon copied by a nearby summer estate owned by the Tappan family. Tanglewood concerts can be traced back to 1936, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) gave its first concerts in the Berkshires.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Berkshires
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Final Lecture/program closes
(Saturday, July 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the hotel.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: Final lecture and wrap up of the program is followed by time to pack and prepare for lunch. This morning's lecture is given by a Berkshire historian. Learn why the Berkshires became such a draw for theatre, arts & music.
 Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch for travel. Check out at 11:30.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  North Adams, MA Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Berkshire Visitors Bureau 3 Hoosac St, Adams, MA 01220 (800) 237-5747 For additional information, visit www.berkshires.org
  Discover New England
An excellent source of information about New England For additional information, visit www.discovernewengland.org/
  Massachusetts Office of travel & Tourism
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism 10 Park Plaza Suite 450 Boston Ma 02116 (617- 973-8500 (800) 227-MASS For additional information, visit www.massvacation.com/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Disappearing into North Adams


Author: Joe Manning


Description: Through the lively, heartwarming, and often funny interviews with residents, old and young, the nostalgic archival photographs, the author's insightful essays and poetry, and his own impressionistic snapshots, the sad but ultimately uplifting story of the rebirth of North Adams comes to life. But this book is also about the author's spiritual journey in this haunting and strangely beautiful city. Since visiting North Adams for the first time in 1996, Joe Manning has found a renewed sense of purpose in his middle years and a second career as an important writer, photographer, and community activist. "God has blessed me," he says, "with the people of this city; people who possess a disarming spirit of trust, graciousness, decency, and optimism." Like the author, readers of this marvelous new book will find themselves Disappearing Into North Adams.



Inside the Berkshires


Author: David McLaughlin


Description: Inside the Berkshires is a result of three years of research and travel begining in 2005. During this period David visited the area dozens of times for extended periods. He can capture the essences of a place by establishing warm connections with the long-time residents of a region and drawing out their personal histories and esoteric knowledge of the area. He has also contributed many of the photographs in the book.





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