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The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Translation by Amy Freed
Amy Freed rewrites The Taming of the Shrew, one of the more problematic plays in the Shakespeare canon.
While beloved for its sharp dialogue and witty banter, The Taming of the Shrew offers a problematic storyline that many have deemed misogynistic. The play contains insensitive gags and uneasy politics, making it difficult for modern audiences to connect with the text. Amy Freed’s new translation reactivates the original story, blowing away the dust and cobwebs. As Freed’s text reminds us, at its heart The Taming of the Shrew is a story about courage and authenticity.
June 1, 2019
Play On! Festival NYC
Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Jackson Gay with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival