A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Stephen Boxer and Michelle Gomez in The Taming of the Shrew, the
play which will be coming to Newcastle next year
As is usual with The Taming of the Shrew, the
text of the frame dissipated early in the play.
Now Propeller is taking on The Taming of the Shrew, the
play which has sometimes led to Shakespeare being accused of misogyny.
The season opened with The Taming of the Shrew, the
full-length ballet John Cranko adapted from Shakespeare's tale of a lady with a bad temper.
Molly Smiths Breaking Boundaries is often surprising and engaging in choosing, inter alia, less prominent but nonetheless powerful theatrical texts for discussion: Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus; John Fletcher's sequel to The Taming of the Shrew, The
Woman's Prize; Ben Jonson's Sejanus; and finally and most strikingly, Charles I's execution in 1649.
Choreographers use stories that are familiar to audiences to create new works all the time," he added, pointing to John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew, the
various Dracula ballets and Lar Lubovitch's recent Othello.
Rather than organize around a strict chronology or genre, he patterns these sections on virtues and vices explored, coupling Venus and Adonis and The Taming of the Shrew, The
Merchant of Venice and Hamlet, 1 Henry IV and Macbeth, Measure for Measure and King Lear, and concludes with a Tempest chapter and consideration of "The Phoenix and Turtle" in his epilogue.