The Taming of the Shrew

Theatre, Shakespeare
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The Globe revives its Mark Rylance-era tradition of all female cast productions of Shakespeare for a take on 'Taming of the Shrew' that ought to go some way to solving its ever problematic gender issues.Joe Murphey will direct the production, which calls in ath the Globe before an international tour.


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Look, if you're going to do this play today you have to an angle that makes it relevant and/or ridiculous. This production doesn't. (An all female cast is not an angle, it's a casting decision). They played it straight and it came our odious. Kate's last speech was simply wretched. Okay, all the women actors are multi-talented and perform with gusto, but they suffer from a lack of a directorial hutzpah.

Brilliant, best night out for some time. The instrumental talents of the cast were a nice surprise.

A pointless experiment, no sexual chemistry, limited vocal range and no cohearant style with music and costumes from 1930s to present day. definitely one to miss.

I have seen such better productions of this. Kate was not that wild, the taming was not that interesting. Not impressed at all. The characters lacked the humor and depth. I was expecing so much better. Super surprisingly bad.