“Women of Will” is the masterwork of Shakespreare and Company’s founding artistic director, TINA PACKER. It mixes a sort of captivating lecture with vivid, vigorous acting to produce an erudite yet entertaining artistic history.

“Basically it follows the women in chronological order in which Shakespeare wrote. You can see his enlightenment story, if you like, through the women,” says Packer. “Because it’s through his relationship with women that you can see how he’s coming along as a human being.”