What, ho, a play?

Scott McLemee, over at Quick Study, saw a new D.C. production of The Taming of the Shrew and had the response many intelligent viewers do: Trying to disguise the patriarchal abuse in the play wrenches it out of its historical context in order to appease modern sensibilities. Any amount of 'winking' about Kate's final speech of loving subservience to Petruchio does the play, and the audience, a disservice.

True, to an extent. book/daddy weighs in at length on the whole issue of how to play the Shrew I've seen so many of the damned things on stage, I ought to have some thoughts worth setting down.

October 16, 2007 10:21 PM |



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