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The Taming of the Shrew (Barefoot Shakespeare Co.)

From 22 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

About the show

Barefoot Shakespeare Co. presents a free production of the Bard's controversial battle of the sexes comedy in Central Park. More…

Raw, quick, sharp. That's our Kate and Petruchio. But how did we get here? Men and women look at the world from different lenses, and it comes to a head in a fast, tumultuous, and sexy spectacle. This streamlined production is set in the 1950s and staged alfresco.



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100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are a lover of Shakespeare

Don't see it if You aren't

100
Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if This show is a blast! See it if you want a quick paced, witty free show where you will have fun!

Don't see it if You should see it!

96
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You live Shakespeare comedies. You enjoy playful non-traditional theater.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist.

91
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you like twists on Shakespeare and powerful female lead actresses.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging

See it if you like a modern take on a Shakespeare classic. Very well done with excellent acting by an all-female cast.

Don't see it if you hate anachronistic productions of Shakespeare's shows

85
Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You like open outdoor theater with a fresh take on modern Shakespeare production. Excellent acting and great story line. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Don't see it if You are not into outdoor theater and a Shakespeare play. Multiple scene changes that can get a bit confusing. More modern outlook.

82
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare that clips along.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare reverent.

75
Great writing

See it if If you like Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like older works

Also I liked it but like the musical version, KissMeKate better

63
Funny, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like outdoor shakespeare

Don't see it if You really want to see a Taming that has something to say about the issues in the play.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You enjoy enthusiastic acting and interwoven story lines of love

Don't see it if You don't enjoy our understand Shakespeare

92
Clever, Masterful, Great staging

See it if Like the show. Costumes were awesome.

Don't see it if They don't like older era musical where you have to think harder to understand the lingo.

91
Delightful, Dizzying, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to feel rooted in quality playwriting.

Don't see it if You don't desire to watch something melancholy.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Great see if you can

Don't see it if You should see it

81
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see

See it if Enjoy Shakespeare!

Don't see it if hate Shakespeare!

78
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound

See it if You love all things Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like old English

68
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Shakespeare, humor, and stories of mistaken identity

Don't see it if you hate Shakespearean language/style, you prefer a musical, or you are disturbed by dated, sexist mentalities

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare and fiery women

Don't see it if You're a mysoginistic curmudgeon

89
Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor.

86
Must see, Riveting, Romantic

See it if You like Shakespeare and want to have a fun time.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or visual symbolism.

85
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if I love how everyone is in character and the singing was wonderful.

Don't see it if If no one knows there lines or part

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love Shakespeare's comedies

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor

78
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and can follow the dialogue

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding Shakespearian language


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