Saturday, August 9, 2014

San Francisco Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Free Shakespeare in the park... in style! First "Shrew School," a fun introduction that explained the historical context of this difficult theme. It is rather fascinating to contemplate why it is still performed, given the seemingly outdated theme.  This intro was fun and interesting; a mini play before the play that introduced historic, feminist, comic, and literary themes. Then, we enjoyed the play in style with a gourmet picnic (la de da!) that I had packed at home. Several of the girls' Shakespeare coaches were part of the production and seeing them in action was really awesome; we laughed and laughed.  A wonderful evening!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Charles!
Just saw your blog about 'Shrew' - very nice... and glad you liked the show (and the Green Show!).
Cheers.
John Western
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival