As part of its free Shakespeare in the Park lineup, The Public Theater presents the Bard's zany comedy of the sexes with an all-female cast. Starring Tony winner Janet McTeer and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. More…
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, who may just outsmart them all. Tony and Olivier winner Janet McTeer 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.
See it if Taming of the Shrew, in most of its iterations, is my favorite Shakespeare piece and I highly recommend you go watch it.
Don't see it if Shakespearean language as a whole can be off-putting to people, but you should still try it out and this is one of the best shows to try it.
See it if You want a way to see this play that tackles its inherent sexism head on
Don't see it if you don't really understand irony. Someone heckled when I went for the extreme misogyny. Either they are brilliantly meta or missed the poin
See it if you want to see a crystal clear performance of a Shakespeare play and you like non-traditional adaptations & casting. Janet McTeer fan? GO
Don't see it if if you're at all bothered by directorial liberties taken that seem indulgent or if the thought of Donald Trump being involved upsets you
See it if I have such mixed feelings about this. Odd, and not that amusing. But, it's free, and a great chance to see some amazing women perform.
Don't see it if You find Shakespeare boring or confusing.
See it if You love clever interpretations of classic works, are looking for a classic New York experience, don't mind waiting in line for tickets
Don't see it if You like shows performed exactly the way they were written, you plan out your theater tix months in advance, you don't like sitting outdoors
See it if You know who Jacquetta of Luxemborg is You can stand Shakespeare You want to hear Judy Gold break the fourth wall
Don't see it if You get offended easily You don't know what you're getting into You don't understand Shakespeare
See it if you've haven't experienced the Delcorte Theatre before or you don't mind a heavy handed Shakespeare play with little wit and much misogyny.
Don't see it if the quality of a play is more important than the hype of an all female cast which does nothing to mitigate the degradation of people.
See it if Really clever concept on this sexist play. I was definitely entertained and enjoyed the rocking out at bows. Such a fun evening!
Don't see it if you're not a fan of all same sex casts.
See it if you can still enjoy excellent actors even if the material and concept don't support them.
Don't see it if you want the feminist ideals inherent in an all female production to actually find a foot hold and make sense.
See it if You want to see a hilarious female-driven take on this problematic Shakespeare classic
Don't see it if You're an actual mysogynist, or if you can't bear Shakespeare being tampered with.
See it if You want to see an all-female take on Shrew, you really love Shakespeare, you are a fan of the incomparable Janet McTeer
Don't see it if You don't like this problematic play, you can't wrap your head around women in men's roles!! :/
See it if You enjoy a new take on the inherently misogynistic Taming of the Shrew. And if you enjoy taking the piss out of Donald Trump.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional Shakespeare plays, don't like feminism, are a Trump supporter.
See it if you enjoy fresh, new takes on the Bard and his work powered by an all-woman cast and director!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy many liberties taken both in design and text.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare with a twist, and in a non traditional format. Brilliant acting and excellent adaptation.
Don't see it if You don't like gals who are kick ass actresses-this one for the girls!