The Taming of the Shrew

A Senior Project in English for Kate Pincus and Miranda Rizzolo

by William Shakespeare

Poster of The Taming of the Shrew

A harried father, a sexy sister, a money-grubbing groom, and a bride who wishes she were anything but—taken at face value, Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW has all the ingredients of a mediocre rom com. Yet this same play, despite its comic tone and allegedly happy ending, has been labeled as one of Shakespeare’s most troubling works. After all, its central plot—the subjugation of a previously strong, rebellious, and independent woman—relies on such antiquated ideas about gender as to appear nothing short of offensive and misogynistic. To adhere to this intensely negative view of SHREW, however, is to pay attention to the play’s reputation, rather than its text. The story of Petruchio and Kate is not one of a brutish man debasing a powerless woman, but rather a love story that plays by its own rules, instead of those defined by society. Only by putting aside our preconceptions about what does and does not define love can we comprehend, or even enjoy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

Performance Dates & Times

January 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

January 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location

Off Broadway Theater
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Performers

Petruchio
Baptista (et al.)
Gremio (et al.)
Hortensio (et al.)

Production Team

Costume Designer
Assistant
Costume Designer
Assistant
Director
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Master Electrician
Paint Charge
Assistant
Paint Charge
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Props Master
Set Designer
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sound Designer
Assistant
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Fight Choreographer