• Tickets: £6/5


The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare

2:00pm, Sat 24th June 2017 - Sun 25th June 2017, at Queens' College, Cloister Court
Easter May Week to Summer Vacation

Petruccio is an adept; Kate hones her ability in their encounters. Both learn from such exchanges and become, thereby, conned into a marriage that will survive because it is a partnership of equals. They, in Shakespeare’s text, stand over against the conventional world of property, appearances, as well as the sheer stupidity that enters the making of many marriages. Nevertheless, each – Kate and Petruccio - learns his true strength from the other after marriage, dramatically changing as a result. And since change is what Shakespeare is all about (especially in the mid 1590’s). With new freedoms and powers will they become shrewish like the older Queen Elizabeth I, remain docile, unblemished, unchanged like Bianca, or enter the “strictly come dancing” of marriage as a partner able to keep up with quixotic rhythms and demands.

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For auditions contact mk839@cam.ac.uk by 12:00am on Sun 28 May - more details


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