taming of the shrew
“I was really bored with seeing a stage full of white guys whenever I went to a classical play," Rebecca Patterson, of The Queen's Company, says, "so I decided to change that.”
Presented by an entity that calls itself "New York's Piney Fork Press Theatre," the reading took place at a New York Public Library branch I'd also never heard of: the George Bruce branch on West 125th Street.
His posture, his diction, his height -- what a presence. We understood why he was being called the next Laurence Olivier.
A slew of current projects -- ranging from young adult novels to television to a rumored Anne Hathaway film -- aim to make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience.
No matter how smart the direction, how poised the Kate, how fiery the lust between our violent lovers, The Taming of the Shrew is still a play about a mean woman tricked and trapped to the point of submission.