Women of Will: A Stunning Look at the Role of Women in Shakespeare
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The last date listed for Women of Will was Sunday March 6, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Wow. Not just an evening at the theatre, but an event! A wonderful way to enjoy Shakespeare's work--excerpted and explained along with the playwright's personal history and psychology interwoven through the personal and casual narrative. Great performances by Tina Packer and Nigel Gore without being overwrought or over-dramatic.
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Ms Packer has put together a fascinating and moving evening of theatre and her sprited and nuanced performance in many roles riveted me to my seat. Stunning. Standing ovation, and well deserved. If possible I'd like to see the five evening...continued
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“Ms. Packer glows with the energy of a quick, bright mind discovering and enjoying itself. Her transformations in style remind us of how richly mutable Shakespeare is in performance.” -The New York Times
“Drawing on her lifetime of acting in and directing Shakespeare’s plays, Packer combines the performance of scenes with the discussion of themes to create a dazzling and illuminating piece of work. For anyone who cares about women, Shakespeare, or especially women in Shakespeare, it’s not to be missed.” -Boston Globe
“NPR Audio talks with Tina Packer about “:http://onpoint.wbur.org/2010/06/01/tina-packers-women-of-shakespeare_”Women of Will":http://onpoint.wbur.org/2010/06/01/tina-packers-women-of-shakespeare. _
“There may be more men in the plays of Shakespeare. Many more. But the Bard’s women pack a punch. Tina Packer founder of Shakespeare & Company, the renowned theater group in Lenox, Mass., and now one of America’s premier Shakespeareans has been playing and directing Shakespeare’s women for 40 years. She’s learned them from the inside out Kate and Cleopatra, Rosalind and Desdemona, Lady Macbeth and Juliet, Cordelia and Marina, and much more and put Shakespeare’s feminine side on stage. Now she’s brought the female roles together in her work “Women of Will.” It’s powerful." —Tom Ashbrook, NPR