Cole Porter's popular Kiss Me Kate, a musical based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was part of the Welsh National Opera's autumn Shakespeare400 Season. WNO Artistic Director David Pountney said ‘It's a marvellous opportunity for us to bring together enormously varied works which Shakespeare’s works have inspired.’Read More
“England. 1918. A generation of men obliterated by the futility of war. Shakespeare's battle of wits set against the devastating backdrop of a country in mourning.” –description from the Fringe ProgrammeRead More
“A stunningly original Korean update of the classic play. Confucius meets Shakespeare with a dash of hip hop thrown in for good measure. Critically acclaimed worldwide tour returns to Edinburgh.” –description from the Edinburgh Fringe ProgrammeRead More
“Shakespeare in Delaware Park is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to providing free, high-quality public theatre to the widest possible audience. Our goal is to enrich, inspire and entertain diverse audiences through performance and educational programming, with a focus on the works of William Shakespeare. We are committed to mentoring students and professionals, and offering adults and children opportunities to experience and appreciate live theatre.
Shakespeare in Delaware Park has been a Buffalo summer tradition since 1976. Our spectacular performances take place in a historic park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of landscape architecture. Behind the park’s rose garden stands our grand Tudor-Style stage on a sweeping hill of green. In this beautiful setting under the stars where Shakespeare’s stories live on to explore the truths of the human heart; tragedy, jealousy, foolishness, passion, laughter, and love.” –from the company websiteRead More
The "world's first cycling theatre company," The HandleBards returned to Edinburgh in 2016 with two troupes, The Boys and The Girls. Each troupe was composed of four actors who carried set, props and costumes around the UK (and beyond) on bicycles to perform all-male Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III and all-female Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew in unique venues from gardens to castles.Read More
"...an often hilarious romp across the liberal-conservative divide...The Taming is an uproarious good time." - Albany Times Union
“Inside the heightened, cheerfully absurd world of The Taming, Gunderson spanks America’s sound-bite politics, wrestles with a Shakespeare-inspired, playful and problematic battle of the sexes, and proves the point that true debate is hot. In a hilarious red-state versus blue-state comedy originally inspired by the banter in The Taming of the Shrew, America’s overheated political rhetoric is exposed through the passions of three slightly insane women who just might be revolutionary geniuses." –from the company websiteRead More
“This summer, Tony nominated director Phyllida Lloyd turns Shakespeare’s zany comedy of the sexes The Taming the Shrew on its head, with an all-female cast and a bold new take.
Lovely Bianca is the prize to be won by all the men looking to land themselves a wealthy wife. But the competitors will first have to marry off Bianca’s clever, fiery older sister, Katherina, played by Olivier Nominee Cush Jumbo (Josephine and I, The River), who may just outsmart them all. Tony and Olivier winner Janet McTeer (A Doll’s House, Mary Stuart) plays Petruchio, the wild outsider Katherina must outwit, in Shakespeare’s original screwball comedy showing the lengths men will go to for their legacy, what women will do to break free and the outrageous things we all do for the human heart.” –description from company websiteRead More
Losing none of its power to provoke and sometimes outrage, Shakespeare’s controversial double-act gets a thoroughly fresh, fast and distinctly Irish makeover. Caroline Byrne’s production transports The Taming of the Shrew to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland – the design and costumes of this production will reflect this setting.Read More
“Lucentio loves Bianca, but so does Gremio and Hortensio. That’s the least of his problems since nobody is marrying Bianca until somebody marries her sister Katharina. Enter Petruchio, a man on the hunt for a wealthy wife. Fun and fireworks erupt as the couples square off in our innovative reimagining of Shakespeare’s challenging comedy."Read More
“A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger.
In Complete Works six performers create condensed versions of each and every Shakespeare play, comically and intimately retelling them, using a collection of everyday objects as stand-ins for the characters on the one-metre stage of an ordinary table top."