Opened 21 Jan 2004
Written William Shakespeare
Produced RSC / Bill Kenwright / Thelma Holt
Director Gregory Doran
Cast Jasper Britton (Petruchio) , Alexandra Gilbreath (Maria)
Synopsis In a reversal of roles, The Tamer Tamed sees Petruchio tamed by his second wife in Fletcher's 'sequel' to The Taming of the Shrew.
What the critics had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Boisterous crudity and bouncing vitality" PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "There's not a weak link in this extraordinarily strong and characterful company." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Strenuous fun." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Glorious theatrical entertainment" JOHN PETER for SUNDAY TIMES says, "A big, rowdy, swashbuckling comedy." JANE EDWARDES for TIME OUT says "Fletcher's play is no masterpiece, but it is played by the company with such rousing good-humour"
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