The Women of Will ShakespearePlay
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.
**Note: This show was first broadcast June 1, 2010.
Tina Packer, Shakespearean actor, director and scholar who founded Shakespeare & Company. Her play “Women of Will” reinterprets and examines the roles of Shakespeare's female characters.
This program aired on November 26, 2010.