Saturday, March 26, 2005

The Tamer Tamed

Tonight was the closing performance of The Tamer Tamed, by John Fletcher, at Shenandoah Shakespeare's Blackfriars Playhouse. The play, performed originally by Shakespeare's company and written for the original Blackfriars in London, is a sequel to The Taming of the Shrew, the only Shakespeare piece in the current season's repertoire. The play turns the tables on Petruchio when his second wife (poor Kate didn't last, apparently), orchestrates a women's strike that eventually brings the town to its knees. Well done.

The touring company (I recognized several of them in the audience) now will be presenting the Spring season (Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer) through mid-June. Should be good.

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