Taming of the Shrew

RUNNING TIME
Closed
2hr. 40min. (1 intermission)
Opened Jul 13, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A Classics in the Park ProductionSHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - ING LOT The Taming of the Shrew The comedy begins with a framing device in which a drunkard is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman who then watches the "play" itself, which depicts a nobleman, Petruchio, who marries an outspoken, intelligent, and bad-tempered shrew named Katherine. Petruchio manipulates and "tames" her until she is obedient to his will. The main subplot features the courting of Katherine's more conventional sister Bianca by numerous suitors. The play has been adapted numerous times for opera, stage, screen and musical theatre, including Cole Porter's well-known version, Kiss Me Kate.