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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
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The Theater at Monmouth tames the Shrew
It takes someone willful to knowingly court and mount a show so contentious, to modern eyes, as The Taming of the Shrew .
Playing with power
| September 19, 2013
Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw
From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
| December 31, 2010
Mars vs. Venus
It’s been 21 years since Speed-the-Plow first milked the cravenness of Hollywood and the self-described “whores” who turn its celluloid tricks. But David Mamet’s scathing, staccato comedy has held up at least as well as Madonna, who made her Broadway d
Speed-the-Plow; The Taming of the Shrew; A Long and Winding Road
| October 30, 2009
Brush up your Porter
With its supreme Cole Porter score and its robustly entertaining book by Sam and Bella Spewack, the 1948 Kiss Me, Kate is surely one of the half-dozen best Broadway musicals.
Kiss Me, Kate at the Lyric
| September 18, 2009
It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
| September 18, 2009
Through the rest of June, a classic battle of the sexes will be waged at the wading pool of Deering Oaks Park. The Fenix Theatre Co., Portland's premier purveyor of outdoor Shakespeare for the summer, stages a smart, wet, and aggressive Taming of the
Fenix's Taming of the Shrew gets wet
| June 19, 2009
Anything but tame
Director Peter Sampieri and an ace troupe are mounting a slam-bang production of the comedy that sparkles with originality and resolves a feminist objection to the play that we can assume is older than the play itself.
A smart take on Shakespeare’s Shrew
| May 20, 2008
If Shakespeare had written no tragedies or histories of note, his comedies would still delight us 400 years later because of their timeless wordplay, exuberant sense of fun, and still-valid psychological underpinnings.
Mixed Magic’s Taming of the Shrew
| August 08, 2006
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