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Connections: Reexamining "The Taming of the Shrew" in the era of #MeToo

Apr 2, 2018

Throughout its history, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has been analyzed in different ways. Is the play misogynistic? Satirical? Empowering toward women?

This hour, we reexamine the play in the context of the #MeToo movement. It’s a move that many theater companies have made in recent months, and many have readapted the play to make a statement. We talk about a local production, and about how we view works of theater in different cultural moments. In studio:  

  • Virginia Monte, creator of WallByrd Theatre Company
  • Scott O'Neil, dramaturg for WallByrd’s production of The Taming of the Shrew
  • Jamie Tyrrell, local actor, director, and researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center