College of Liberal Arts

Shakespeare at Winedale: The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday Jul 17, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Winedale Theater Barn - Near Round Top, Texas

This summer’s plays focus on love; from the first exciting days of courtship, to the trials of marriage, to devastating heartbreak, Shakespeare wrote about it all. Shakespeare at Winedale Director, James Loehlin says, “The Taming of the Shrew, an early play, presents a boisterous and energetic account of wooing as an all-out 'battle of the sexes'; The Merry Wives of Windsor takes a more mature perspective on middle-aged couples, asserting that 'Wives may be merry, and yet honest too'; and Troilus and Cressida, from Shakespeare's tragic period, is a shrewd and complex look at love in the context of war.”

A perpetual audience favorite, The Taming of the Shrew, will delight with its fast paced humor. Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy follows the courtship of the clever and sharp-tongued Katarina and the facetious, fortune-seeking Petruchio. Petruchio is set on marrying the spirited Kate, but the road to matrimony is filled with scintillating sarcasm and tumultuous tomfoolery.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff, and may be ordered online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website.

Download the complete 2014 summer schedule.

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