The Taming of the Shrew : Young Actors in Training

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  • Staging any Shakespeare play requires specific choices about how to handle 400-year-old material. However, The Taming of the Shrew, like a handful of others in the Bard's body of work, carries extra baggage. It is especially fascinating to watch high school and college-age performers work on the play - to see how they tackle issues of male dominance and female independence, if at all. This program records just such a process, highlighting the rehearsal and performance of Act IV, Scene 3, at London's Globe Theatre. Afterwards, the players discuss the scene and their attitudes toward it.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 03, 2011.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Shakespeare's Globe, London: Introduction to Shakespeare (1:01) -- Overview of "The Taming of the Shrew" (1:28) -- "The Taming of the Shrew": Rehearsal, Act IV, Scene 3 (4:07) -- "The Taming of the Shrew": Performance, Act IV, Scene 3 (5:41) -- Discussion of "The Taming of the Shrew" (1:42) -- Credits: "The Taming of the Shrew": Young Actors in Training (0:59)
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