It's five minutes before curtain time for the drama club's "cool," upbeat adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and all is not well. The stars, Ron (Petruchio) and Terri Ann (Kate) refuse to go on stage and Bernie (Baptista) has lost his shoes. The harried director insists that the show go on. Rich, old Baptista has two daughters: "Bianca is the nicer of the two; Kate, the older, is Kate, the Shrew." Bianca likes men, but Kate doesn't! "I beg thee, pardon her, my sister, she hates all those whose sex is Mister." Crafty Petruchio wins Kate's heart and she captures his in an enthusiastic mix of Shakespearean excitement and everything-else-that-can-happen in a production. And you do get a bit of Shakespeare!
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code O36000
- Cast Size 11
- Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 30 min
- ISBN(13) 9780871295156
- "It was a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for our younger cast members. Even in our rural community the play was enjoyed by all."
- Review by Kevin Dyer, Pike Theatre Guild, Pittsfield, Ill.
- "This play is a great opportunity for our middle school students to perform Shakespeare in a way that is easy for them and their audience of peers to understand and enjoy."
- Review by Jeannie Boudiette, Oliver Middle School, Broken Arrow, Okla.