Shrew’d! attempts to make Taming of the Shrew palatable to a modern audience | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

Shrew’d! attempts to make Taming of the Shrew palatable to a modern audience 

When in doubt, they sing it out.

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Tom McGrath

George Bernard Shaw once called Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew “one vile insult to womanhood and manhood”—and with reason. The main plot concerns a boorish opportunist (Petruchio) who woos and wins a strong-willed woman (Kate) by breaking her with gaslighting and,…

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