Jan 17

The Taming of the Shrew III

Welcome back, dear listener!

In this, our last installment on Taming of the Shrew, we explore the real difficulties innate in presenting this show to a modern audience.  Included also is Dani’s long-awaited rant about feminism (and an unspoken rant about “sexism”, “racism”, and a plethora of other modern “isms” which don’t really apply to Shakespeare).  Mike tends to humor her, but in this case may actually agree.

Thanks for listening!

-Dani & Mike

Offensive Shadows The Taming of the Shrew Part 3

In preparation for this series of podcasts we used the Broadway Theatre Archive version of The Taming of the Shrew. It’s a great production of this play and as a bonus you get to see 80s B-Movie actor Marc Singer in one of his earlier works. You can find the DVD on Netflix or here on Amazon.

Internet Shakespeare Editions has the first folio text of Shrew here.

You can find the Elizabeth Taylor version of Kate’s Speech here. At the end she winks at the audience and then ditches Pertrucio at the feast.

Up next on the docket will be The Comedy of Errors. Comedy does not get a lot of the attention that Shakespeare’s other plays get but Comedyis one of his best for a modern audience to see. Especially if you are new to Shakespeare.

We used the BBC production of this play for research and it was awful. We were both astounded that the BBC screwed this play up so badly because it could be and should be awesome.

We’ll try to find a better version of Comedy for you by the time the first Episode goes up.


Readings by Angelo Calderone, Lisa Dakak, Gavin Fishman & Jennifer Tofel

Theme Music by Matt Rosvally

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