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It seems that when I did the discussion of the wooing scene from The Taming of the Shrew (Act Two, Scene One, lines 169-281) a couple of days back, I forgot to deal with the bawdy aspects (like I said I was going to in the the original “Bawdy, Body, Who’s got the Bawdy?” entry).
So here we go…
Continue reading “Bawdy, Part Two”
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This week’s podcast includes some possible casts and production concepts for The Taming of the Shrew, a recap of this week’s blog entries, and our monthly casting contest.
The NY Shakespeare Production with Meryl Streep and Raul Julia–wooing scene
The “Great Performances” Production with Marc Singer and Fredi Olster–wooing scene
Continue reading “Podcast 13: The Taming of the Shrew Production Concepts”
OK, so we had to get to it sooner or later. You know what I’m talking about.
Continue reading “That Last Speech”
Every month, we like to take a look at one scene or speech in terms of scansion, and see how the meter gives clues to the director and actors for performance. This month, let’s examine the wooing scene in The Taming of the Shrew–Act Two, Scene One, lines 169-281.
Continue reading “The Wooing Scene”
So we have a play called The Taming of the Shrew.
Continue reading “Shrew and Subtext”
Brits have been calling attractive women (read: “maidens”) by the fowl reference “bird” since around 1300 (Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM [v. 4.0]). Since Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew at some point decidedly AFTER 1300 (he wasn’t born until 1564), we might expect a little avian diction to pop up occasionally in the play, right?
Continue reading “Chicks, Man”
Yesterday, we discussed marital and legal matters when it comes to women. Today, let’s just look the general role of women during the Elizabethan era.
Continue reading “Role of Women”
OK, we’ve only glossed over this so far in this month’s discussion of The Taming of the Shrew… but let’s take a couple of days and discuss matters of Elizabethan marital and gender legality, and the role of women during Shakespeare’s day.
Continue reading “Elizabethan Marital/Gender Legality”