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450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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"Women of Will"
13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 reviews
4 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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30 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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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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Read more about Tina Packer and Women of Will at Berkshire Fine Arts and GailSez.


by Tina Packer

directed by Eric Tucker

starring Tina Packer

featuring Nigel Gore

Tina Packer’s Limited Boston Engagement  

Women of Will, the masterwork of Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director, Tina Packer, is the culmination of her decades-long fascination with Shakespeare’s heroines. Through a combination of scenes, monologues and sparkling commentary, Ms. Packer takes us on a journey, illuminating the evolution of the feminine in Shakespeare’s plays, and in so doing, showing us the ways in which Shakespeare believed we could build a better world.

Women of Will features a special two-part schedule: For the first three weeks (October 13-30), The Nora Theatre Company will present The Overview, featuring highlights of the five-part The Complete Journey, which will be presented in the final week (November 2-6).

Presented by The Nora Theatre Company.

<em>Intimate Exchanges</em> Broadway In Boston Presents <em>Something Rotten!</em> <em>Hand to God</em> <em>A Doll's House</em> <em>Shrek The Musical</em> <em>Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</em> <em>Shear Madness</em> <em>Once</em>