The Shakespeare Society


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April 20 at 7pm
A Book Launch & Celebration of
Tina Packer's Women of Will
At The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St.
$20 for General Public & $15 for Shakespeare Society Members.*
Click HERE for Tickets.

Pre-show wine reception at 6:30; 
Reception and book signing to follow. 

Come celebrate the publication of Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays (Knopf, 2015), Tina Packer's adaptation of her expansive five-part theater piece of the same name - a fierce, funny, fearless exploration of what the New York Times called Shakespeare's "mighty sorority." The evening will include Ms. Packer and Nigel Gore performing selections from the stage work; an onstage conversation with Ms. Packer about the book and her groundbreaking career as author, actress, director and founder of the legendary Shakespeare & Co; an audience Q&A; wine reception and book signing.


"Visceral and intellectual...A sparkling, insightful exploration of Shakespeare's words and world."
- Kirkus Reviews

As a seasoned thespian who has explored her themes in a performance piece bearing the same name as this book, Packer recognizes in Shakespeare's full dramatic trajectory a great artist gaining ever fuller understanding of both genders' human identity.  In intercalary interludes, readers join the gifted author in pondering the unfolding insights.  An important and fascinating addition to feminist literary criticism."

Booklist, starred review

"In Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays, Tina Packer makes a passionate personal statement about what she's learned from 40 years' experience acting and directing Shakespeare...Packer never claims to offer the only truth about Shakespeare's plays, simply to have discovered an important, neglected theme: that women's voices are essential in his quest to reveal life in its essence and its entirety.Her warmhearted book will engage anyone who shares her belief that plays written 500 years ago can help us see how to live fully and happily in the 21st century."

American Theater

*Contact Jackie Tralies ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for discount code. 

May 1, 2, & 3 at 6 pm
Twelfth Night
Performed by The Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble

Community Performances 
Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at 6pm
MS424, 730 Bryant Ave., Bronx, NY

Manhattan Benefit Performance
Sunday, May 3 at 6pm
The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, NY
Tickets will go on sale soon - check back for further details.

Now in its eighth year, The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble is an extraordinary collaboration between The Shakespeare Society and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children in the South Bronx. The HPCSE will present William Shakespeare’s topsy-turvy comedy Twelfth Night.  Our merry production is set on a fantastical island in the Caribbean with originally composed music sung by the Ensemble’s 9 – 10 year old choristers and with Shakespeare’s own words marvelously interpreted by the 5th and 6thgrade actors.  The children of the Ensemble have worked for 8 months to learn the play, become their characters, create a cohesive ensemble and take on the many responsibilities (and joys) of mounting a fully produced version of a Shakespeare play.