I see a woman may be made a fool
If she had not a spirit to resist.
Kate talks too much; at least, that’s what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel.
Part farce, and part tragedy, The Taming of the Shrew dramatises society’s attempt to control and one woman’s bid to resist. Shakespeare’s witty play hits the stage in an all-new gusty and energetic ensemble production. Using text, movement and a contemporary score, this is a Shrew not to be missed.
Lazarus is an award-winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.
Shakespeare for Today. Post-show panel on Feminism and Theatre.
Is The Taming of the Shrew unavoidably misogynistic? How can the play still be relevant today? What does it tell us about how we can address women’s issues onstage? And what do modern feminists think about this classic from the canon?
Join Terri Paddock along with The Taming of the Shrew’s director, Sara Reimers and expert panel on Thursday 27th July. The Q&A is free to all ticket holders.