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The Taming of the Shrew description
In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.
Taking inspiration from the novel The Power by Naomi Alderman, Justin Audibert directs a revelatory The Taming of the Shrew, set in a matriarchal world, with sumptuous Elizabethan costumes.
The RSC’s London production of The Taming of the Shrew is kindly supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.
★★★★ ‘A landmark production as women take charge’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Beautiful…revelatory…wonderful’ Whatsonstage
★★★★ ‘Funny…eye-opening and illuminating’ Whatsonstage
★★★★ ‘Justin Audibert’s RSC production extracts every laugh from the subplot’ The Sunday Times
The Taming of the Shrew reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (80%)
Latest customer reviews
Interesting production with all the gender role reversals.
Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by Julia, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Wonderful adaptation of the original play that makes it more thought provoking but still displays the wonderful original aspects of the Bards play.
Reviewed on 26 December 2019 by Isobel, St Ives, Australia
Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Ticiele, London, United Kingdom
Troublesome story so to do it as farce seems only appropriate; maybe WS had that in mind after all.
Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by M Kathryn, Montclair, United States Of America
Unfortunately never saw it as I was ill. Lost the tickets. Was really gutted Two of my past students were dancing in it and one of them was Principal dancer
Reviewed on 24 November 2013 by Anonymous
Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London
by John Yap | Tuesday, November 12 2019, 15:24
Shakespeare’s problematic play THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is given a new “revised” production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in their old London home after performances in Stratford earlier this year. It still remains a problematic play and even more confusing for anyone not familiar with the original play in this “revised” version.Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London