Women of will

Women of Will Reviews

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 13 2011

No does Shakespeare better than Packer. What seems dense on the page is crystal clear coming out of her mouth. Her "overview" of Shakespeare's treatment of women is fascinating. Don't miss this rare chance to see Packer in an intimate...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

fabulous!overview women of will is a must see....

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29 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 17 2011

A lot of Shakespeare in a relatively short period of time. While I appreciate Tina Packer's thesis, I did get a bit tired of the high pitch of the performances of the cuttings from the plays. I will, however,read Henry VI (all of them) again since...continued

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 13 2011

Terrific and surprising combination of lecture (about Shakespeare, his women, his development) and performance. Very stimulating. We came away from the performance with lots of animated discussion.

It was a little too long for a late night...continued

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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 17 2011

Tina Packer and Nigel Gore were wonderful in this overview of the women in Shakespeare's plays. We had good seats in this theater in the round. Great performances by both actors from a variety of plays illustrating Shakespeare's maturing view of...continued

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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 13 2011

Seats were great. The performance was wonderful but it seemed to me that it really was more of a thesis than a work for the stage. She gives you her theory about Will's women and then a few performances are staged. It's a very thin thread...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

I loved the combination of education about Shakespeare and his plays along with the drama/acting of various roles and situations. Wonderfully acted and wonderfully "taught" with obvious love of the content.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

I've read a lot of Shakespeare and acted in a few of his plays, so I enjoyed this performance tremendously. I also learned a lot, which I hadn't expected. Tina Packer is brilliant.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

This is a fabulous show. Such great energy. Loved the themes that the Overview explores. Looking forward to The Complete Journey in November.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 26 2011

Tina Packer analyzes and performs the Women in William Shakespeare in three brilliant groupings: women wearing dresses, who tell the truth and end up dead,"dying to tell the truth", women in pants passing as men, honest, listened to, and...continued

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