Shakespeare's Globe

The Taming of the Shrew [2003]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Phyllida lloyd

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most famous, funny and controversial plays. It tells the story of Petruccio, a young man from Verona in search of great wealth in Padua. He meets Katherine, a stong-willed soul, notorious for her wit and independence. Tempted by the promise of a favourable dowry, and eager to help his friend woo Katherine's younger sister Bianca, Petruccio sets about courting the reluctant 'shrew'.

With its infamous final scene, when the bond between Petruccio and Katherine is finally put to the test, The Taming of the Shrew is a tale of change of regime between an independent man and woman when they unite in love and marriage.

This was an all female production that explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.


  • Master of Clothing Jenny Tiramani & Imogen Ross
  • Master of Properties Jenny Tiramani
  • Master of Music Claire van Kampen
  • Master of Dance Sian Williams


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