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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shana Cooper

“Come on, and kiss me, Kate.”

Can anyone “tame” the brash and headstrong Katherine? The dashing adventurer Petruchio thinks he’s the man for the job. Two of the sexiest spirits in all of world theatre set off sparks in a clash of wills that is as hilarious as it is outrageous. Shakespeare’s masterful comedic take on the battle of the sexes turns everything we think about love, marriage, and gender on its head. Director Shana Cooper brings to the Globe her daring and contemporary staging, which The New York Times praised as “an exhilarating new way to look at the comedy through modern eyes,” and The Wall Street Journal’s theatre critic called “the best Shrew I’ve ever reviewed.”

Production Sponsors
Diane and John Berol
Karen and Donald Cohn
Silvija and Brian Devine
Jean and Gary Shekhter
Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund

An earlier version of this production of The Taming of the Shrew premiered at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) in June 2018.

This production is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.