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The Taming of The Shrew in Central Park: Review, Photos, Video

The all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew in Central Park, with Janet McTeer as the macho Petruchio and Cush Jumbo as the shrew he starves into obedience, seems to be working hard to make the play more palatable. Director Phyllida Lloyd starts by evoking a certain presidential candidate and former beauty pageant owner…

Surely, the director is once again attempting to use a Shakespeare play to prompt the audience to think about gender politics, but the result feels more like her Mamma Mia than her Julius Caesar – a pieced-together, awkwardly integrated entertainment that can be enjoyed as a whole, as long it’s not overly scrutinized.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

Click on any photograph by Joan Marcus to see it enlarged

 

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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