The Taming of a Shrew
Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage The Taming of a Shrew, the earliest printed version of Shakespeare's famous Shrew play. Printed in 1594, The Taming of a Shrew dates from the earliest moments in Shakespeare's career as a writer and actor, when the man we all know simply as "the Bard" was a relative newcomer to the London theatre scene of Renaissance England. Though it precedes the more commonly known version (from the 1623 First Folio) by almost 30 years, The Taming of a Shrew is a version of the shrew taming play that was shockingly progressive for its time, and that answers many of the concerns of modern Feminist critics.
The Taming of a Shrew will play at Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York) from October 24th through November 8th on the following days and times:
Saturday, October 24th: 8 PM.
Sunday, October 25th: 8 PM.
Friday, October 30th: 8 PM.
Sunday, November 1st: 8 PM
Monday, November 2nd: 8 PM ("Industry Night" with discounts offered for performing arts professionals)
Friday, November 6th: 8 PM
Saturday, November 7th: 8 PM
Sunday, November 8th: 2 PM
The house opens 20 minutes before curtain times, andThe Taming of a Shrew has an approximately 90 minute running time. Come early and enjoy live music performed by the cast.
For tickets and more information, please visit us online at http://www.BadQuarto.org. Questions may be directed to Director Tony Tambasco at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Bad Quarto's box office at (646) 598-2128 between 10 AM and 6 PM.
Of The Taming of a Shrew, Tambasco says "A Shrew interrogates the explicit misogyny of The Shrew by making Kate a consensual participant in her own taming. Kate tells the audience in an aside she wants to make sure her would-be husband is man enough to make her act like a proper woman, which removes the taming plot from the realm of domestic abuse and, along with the indefinite article of the play's title, raises a further question of who is taming whom."
About Bad Quarto Productions:Bad Quarto Productions was founded in 2010 to explore the rarely performed plays of Shakespeare's time, and the ways in which Shakespeare's staging techniques can inform modern theatrical productions. The company has produced the earliest printed version ofRomeo and Juliet;the first performance ofThe Merry Devil of Edmontonin 300 years; andThe Ballad of Dido, an original musical developed using Shakespearean techniques. Bad Quarto's performance style has found favor with audiences wherever we've played, and we continue to look for new ways of bridging the gap between Shakespeare's theatre and our own.
Studios 353 (View)
353 West 48th Street, Basement Studio
New York, NY 10036
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