Katherina played by Kate Lamb
The Taming of the Shrew (2013)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Kate played the wild and ‘shrewish’ Katherina in the 2013 all female touring production of The Taming of the Shrew.
“You can play an emotional truth to an actor but have your back to them. It’s counter intuitive to any other theatre, and you can still be entirely emotionally truthful while open to 1500 people.”
In her final interview, Kate discusses the excitement of performing at the Globe, how she deals with audience expectations, and her favourite moment of the play.
“She’s not as fiery or as strong as she makes out or thinks she is. And that a lot of it is born of insecurity and fear.”
Rehearsals continue and Kate talks about Katherina’s relationship with her father, the importance of music, and the satisfaction of sugar glass.
“Yesterday I spoke the final speech out loud for the first time, and that was a very special moment in the rehearsal room for all of us as 8 women.”
Kate discusses her first read through of the ending as a company, mapping out the key relationships within the play, and that presenting Katherina’s journey is difficult but important.
“I'm realising that she’s not just wild and angry, there’s a lot more to her and there are reasons why she acts the way she does.”
In her first interview Kate discusses her thoughts about Katherina, and how those changed since she first read the play as a child.