“The Taming of the Shrew” at the Winspear

Posted on 25 Nov 2012 at 6:15am

Every one of Shakespeare’s works will be performed over a five year period in monthly staged readings at Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House.This month’s offering is The Taming of the Shrew.

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, shrewish Katherina? Only the gold-digging Petruchio, a man as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, is equal to the task of bullying her to the altar. Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.

DEETS: Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House. Sunday at 3 p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. $10 in advance or pay what you can at the door.

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