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Reviewsday: The Globe Theater's Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew can be a problematic play for modern audiences. Shakespeare drew the outlines of the story from an earlier (and more misogynistic) play and stretched conventions as much as the customs and expectations of his day allowed, making it not only a more popular but also more provocative tale. 220 more words


Shakespearean Lovers, Competition, and the Five of Wands

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a Shakespeare post. Let’s change that.

When I say “Shakespearean lovers”, your mind probably goes straight to Romeo and Juliet. 1,623 more words


Review - 'The Taming of a Shrew - Genderswapped!' - Exeter Barnfield Theatre

20 – 21 March 8.00pm, Exeter Barnfield Theatre

Performed by: Keith Braid, Sasha van Diepen, Theresa Dunthorne, Meg Gray, Dominic James, Natalie Keffler, Richard Knox, Hannah Rosa Minshall, Sally Naylor, Grace Rider, Alex Rowntree, Tabi Scott, Loren Smith… 809 more words


Shakespeare: Kate's Monologue

Fie, fie, unknit that threat’ning unkind brow
And dart not scornful glances from those eyes
To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor.
It blots thy beauty as frosts do bite the meads, 339 more words

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Shakespeare: Old Fashions

Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice
To change true rules for odd inventions.

– Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


The Roughly Chronological Reread, Week 7: The Taming of the Shrew

Date:  1592 – 4.

First read: Leon Garfield’s abridged version around 1992. I tried the full version about a year later and got horribly bored with the Lucentio plotline. 1,229 more words