STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/20- THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
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by Stage Tube
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today in 1957, The Taming of the Shrew openend at The Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 23 performances. A comedy by William Shakespeare, the play is believed to have been written between 1590 and 1591. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments-the "taming"-until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's more desirable sister, Bianca.
In celebration of this day, we bring you 'So in Love' from the 1999 Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me Kate,' which is based on the Shakespearean classic. Click below to check it out!