"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

This new production of Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes is a Wild West love story, including a "Blind Balladeer," whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Shakespeare's epic battle of the sexes is the story of the wooing--or corralling--of wildcat Kate by suitor Petruchio. He waxes poetic about his love: "She's rich, and she's.... rich." In the end, though, it's a rollicking love story, and in this Wild West version, there's even a "Blind Balladeer" whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Guests

Cody Nickell

Actor, 'Taming of the Shrew'

Kate Eastwood Norris

Actor, 'Taming of the Shrew'

Aaron Posner

Director, "Taming of the Shrew," Folger Shakespeare Library

Related Links

Folger Shakespeare Library--The Story of the Taming of the Shrew"

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