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Tina Packer Builds A Theater by Helen Epstein (30,000 words)
Anyone interested in theater should read this small, engaging biography about a woman who founded a regional theater. Tina Packer began as a young actress from Nottingham, England who emigrated to the United States in the early 1970s and, with Kristin Linklater and Dennis Krausnick, developed her own company in Edith Wharton’s abandoned mansion in Massachusetts. The book moves from her early years in Paris and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to New York and the Berkshires, where Shakespeare & Company has become a major arts institution.
Recommended for theatergoers and students of drama and arts administration.