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 you want to see a new twist to the play. It was so funny to see Trump satirized.
Don't see it if you can't handle Shakespeare told in the 21 century.
See it if You want to see a refreshing new spin on a classic (controversial) shakepearian play. Talented actors and an all female cast! Laughs galore.
Don't see it if You are not ready for change or are a Donald Trump supporter.
See it if You like a retelling of a shakespeare tale, with a bit of a twist. The all female cast is genius.
Don't see it if If you want a traditional and strict interpretation of the original play.
See it if you want to see Shakespeare with a twist, you found the play sexist/outdated during your original read through, or you enjoy strong women
Don't see it if you prefer classic interpretations of Shakespeare's work
See it if You love great acting and inventive direction combined with classic English composition.
Don't see it if You're going to be completely out off by Shakespeare's single mysogynistic play. Despite all the great stuff, it is what it is.
See it if You love Shakespeare, free theatre, great outdoor setting, an all female cast, a less-performed Shakes play.
Don't see it if You can't handle issues of domestic violence (hence the all female cast).
See it if You like modern interpretations of Shakespeare and the incorporation of the current political environment.
Don't see it if You like to see pure literal Shakespeare.
See it if You love the Bard done well; to see Janet McTeer do a Keith Richards send-up; an interracial cast women do all parts - absolutely delightful
Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare classical - with no contemporary spin.
See it if you enjoy modern takes on classic texts, strong comedic acting, and outdoor theater
Don't see it if you like classics performed in a classical manner, you prefer serious plays
See it if You've always wanted to see The Taming of the Shrew performed by a female ensemble. You're looking for a nice night in the park.
Don't see it if You're looking for a classical interpretation of Shakespeare's most misogynistic play (although maybe you should see this production then).
See it if - You're interested in seeing a gender-bent, topical take on a play written during an observance of archaic attitudes towards women
Don't see it if - You're a Shakespeare purist - You're close-minded
See it if you want to see a gifted ensemble of female actors take on Shakespeare's misogynistic classic with humor and aplomb.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional gender roles, pure interpretations of Shakespeare, or dislike pops of contemporary culture infused into classics.
See it if You love re-telling of Shakespeare plays, British theatre, great acting and Janet McTeer.
Don't see it if You don't like heat, lines or Shakespeare.
See it if you like broad (no pun) takes on WS. The original play is barely recognizable, but I had fun. Framing device is clever; verse well spoken.
Don't see it if meddling with WS bothers you. Must McTeer vomit on stage? Still, it's the Delacorte on a summer night. And hurray for the all-female cast!
See it if Fun, funny, great acting/cast/directing. Clever turn around on this sexist classic. Modern, fresh, original.
Don't see it if you expect a traditional rendition of the classic. Misogyny still felt. Some (appropriate) rewriting, clever use of modern music/themes.