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Theater: ‘Cymbeline’
Bella Merlin and Jason Asprey in “Cymbeline.” Photo by Stratton McCrady

Tina Packer’s production of “Cymbeline,” one of Shakespeare’s late plays, has a valedictory quality about it. In the 40 years since she founded Shakespeare & Company, she has directed all of Shakespeare’s plays except “Cymbeline.” Soon to be 79 years old, Packer has saved this strange, theatrical hodgepodge for last.

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