The Taming of the Shrew ()

Mon Sep 16
  • Mon Sep 16
2:00 pm Arts

Run Time: 192 min.

A SCREENING OF THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF TAMING OF THE SHREW.

THIS EVENT IS OFFERED AS PART OF BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE’S LONDON PERFORMING ARTS: CLASSIC SERIES

IN A REIMAGINED 1590, WOMEN ARE IN CHARGE.
Women hold the power, control the state and own the property. In a society where men have no authority, Lady Baptista is selling off her two sons to the highest bidders. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Director Justin Audibert (who previously directed Snow in Midsummer and The Jew of Malta for the RSC) turns Shakespeare’s fierce comedy of gender politics on its head in this ‘landmark production’ (Evening Standard) that offers a fresh perspective on its portrayal of power. Complete with a luxurious panelled Elizabethan set, exquisite traditional costumes, and a contemporary-meets-renaissance musical score, this is a joyous and entertaining production of Shakespeare’s fierce  comedy of the sexes.

COMPOSER RUTH CHAN | DIRECTOR JUSTIN AUDIBERT| | AMANDA HARRIS, JOSEPH ARKLEY, JAMES COONEY, CLAIRE PRICE, AMELIA DONKOR and SOPHIE STANTON.

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