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Taming of the Shrew (version 2)

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William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" is a controversial play that continues to spark debate among audiences and scholars alike. In this version, the story follows the strong-willed and independent Katherina, who is seen as a "shrew" by those around her.

The play explores themes of gender roles, marriage, and the dynamics of power within relationships. The character of Petruchio attempts to "tame" Katherina through various tactics, leading to a problematic portrayal of domestic abuse and control.

While some may argue that the play is a product of its time and should be viewed in context, others find it difficult to overlook the troubling messages it conveys. The language is typically Shakespearean, filled with wit, humor, and complex characters.

Overall, "Taming of the Shrew" (version 2) is a thought-provoking work that challenges viewers to think critically about gender dynamics and power structures. It remains relevant today, raising important questions about society's expectations of women and the nature of relationships.

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When local drunkard Christopher Sly walks into a tavern, the last thing he expects is a complex trick where, to the amusement of many others, he is tricked into believing that he's a nobleman! And so begins the Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's earlier comedies. For the enjoyment of this "lord", a group of players perform a tale of love and devotion, where the beautiful Bianca is pursued by many suitors. But there's a catch. Before her father will allow Bianca to marry, he must find a suitable match for his older daughter, the fiery "shrew" of the title, Katherina. Enter Petruccio, who has "come to wive it wealthily in Padua" and will stop at nothing to tame this shrew! This play was recorded in two weeks as part of celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death Cast ListNarrator, Philip: RachelChristopher Sly: LindaBHostess, Bianca, Peter: Esther ben SimonidesLord, Grumio: Phil SchempfFirst Huntsman, Messenger, Biondello, Joseph: SoniaSecond Huntsman, Katharina, Fourth Servant, Nicholas: Adele de PignerollesPlayer, Lucentio, Nathaniel: Charlotte DuckettFirst Servant, Pedant, Tailor: Maria KasperSecond Servant: Elijah FisherThird Servant, Vincentio: Ray KasperPage, Petruchio: Tony AddisonTranio: RoohiBaptista: TriciaGGremio: Delmar H DolbierHortensio, Curtis: HamletHaberdasher: Kathrine EnganWidow: Jennifer FournierAudio edited by: Esther ben Simonides, Adele de Pignerolles, Maria Kasper, Rachel, & Kim

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