RSC’S THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Theatre Royal, Newcastle
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Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head in this production to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son, Katherine, to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically-charged love story with a difference.