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21 06.17

Bard in the Botanics – Taming Of The Shrew

Nathan Byrne appears in Taming of the Shrew as part of Bard in the Botanics Shakespeare Festival from 21 June – 8 July 2017 in the main Botanic Gardens.


When Petruchio takes a bet that he can marry and tame the notorious “shrew”, Kate, he finds that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Sparks fly when the couple meet and the ensuing struggle for supremacy is fast and furious.

Today, “The Taming of the Shrew” is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies and so, apparently, it was at the time of writing. His contemporary, John Fletcher, wrote a sequel to Shakespeare’s play – “The Tamer Tamed” – which gives a voice to the women of the story and affords them the chance to fight back.

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