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Romeo and Juliet

Woman's Will, the Bay Area's all-female Shakespeare company, performs its shows at parks throughout the Bay Area in order to make its work more accessible. At a recent performance in Oakland's Dimond Park, most audience members sat on blankets, many…
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William Golding's first novel, Lord of the Flies, tells the horrid little story of boys from an English boarding school whose plane crashes on a remote island without parents or schoolmasters. Woman's Will is a company of East Bay women…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lady of the Flies

Lady of the Flies

When a gaggle of British schoolboys flies to a distant location to avoid a war breaking out at home, the plane unexpectedly goes down and the boys wind up on a deserted island with no grown-ups around. Sounds like a…
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Woman's Will, the Shakespeare company that brought you all-female versions of Hamlet and Pericles, Prince of Tyre, has shifted to Oscar Wilde long enough to do a strictly female Importance. Wilde might have liked it. His comedy about "Bunburying" --…
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Hamlet, the Melancholy Dame

This all-female adaptation of Hamlet, coming after a season of Hamlets, is like a big, overcooked omelet arriving at your table after a whole morning of not-quite-satisfying omelets. The show starts in Act 5, with Hamlet's febrile death speech, then…
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When There's a William ...

Has Shakespeare been done to death? Apparently not yet. But in spite of the continuing mounting and re-mounting of the Bard's plays, there remain precious few juicy acting opportunities in the works for women. Along comes Woman's Will, a San…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

To she, or not to she? That would seem to be this week's question. It's always been widely known that back in Shakespeare's day, men played all the female roles. And thanks to a certain little Hollywood blockbuster, the masses…
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