Public Program

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Tina Packer

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This program is sold out. 

Shakespeare's plays brought us some of the most memorable and enduring heroines in literary history. Explore how these roles were created with Tina Packer, a veteran performer and director of Shakespeare's plays and author of Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters. This program is part of a collaboration with Lantern Theater Company, whose spring production Coriolanus stars Tina Packer as the title character's politically savvy mother.

Tina Packer is the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has directed most of Shakespeare's plays, acted in seven, and taught the entire canon at multiple colleges and universities, among them Harvard, MIT, and Columbia. Packer was an Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, and worked at the Royal Court and Aldwych theatres in London, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and other regional theatres, as well as for BBC and ITV television. The performance piece Women of Will has traveled across America as well as internationally. She lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Join the Conversation
A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.

Non-members: $15
(includes museum admission)


Online ticket sales end 2 hours prior to the event. Please call 215-732-1600 x.0 to confirm if tickets are still available at the door.

Members: FREE
To reserve member tickets, please call 215-732-1600 x100 or email rsvp [at] rosenbach [dot] org