The 2003 ‘Regime Change’ season at Shakespeare’s Globe saw the theatre belatedly extend its original practices experiments – which had included a number of productions with all-male casts – to a single-sex, women-led company, performing Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew in repertory. Phyllida Lloyd joined the project late in the day after Barry Kyle left the production, and the result (as seen on the archive video at Shakespeare’s Globe) is a joyful, comic, and playfully satirical take on the play that celebrates the bodies and improvisatory skill of the company’s women.Plastic home bathroom slippers female hollow anti-slip home sandals hotel bath leaking sandals HomeWYMBS Women's shoes Rough with Large Size Autumn Winter Suede Women's shoes Mid Heel Short Boots,Black,41.JOYBI Women's Knee High Strappy Flat Sandals Lace Up Cross-Strap Clip Toe Thongs Beach Dress Casual Flip FlopsJQfashion Women's High-Heeled shoes Sexy Hollow Fishing Net Nightclub High-Heeled Sandals Spring and Summer Sandals.
For Lloyd’s company, men are a species unto themselves. Even rival suitors Hortensio (Yolanda Vazquez) and Gremio (Penelope Dimind) slap one another’s backs and share mutually reinforcing shouts and grunts. Petruchio, when he emerges in the imposing six-foot form of Janet McTeer, Huhuj Spring and summer pointed stiletto sandal High button shoesHuangKang Fashion Female Peep-Toe Sandals Heels 2019 Gladiator Women Sandals Sexy Pump 12Cm golden Blackis the most alpha of the males, embodying a slightly swaggering but entirely self-possessed confidence that brooks no argument.
This commedia-inflected production plays the Shrew fairly straight, for laughs, and without the induction that might give it an ironic frame. Instead, any critique and irony comes from within the performances themselves, as the company allow the play to be a comedy but allow that comedy to push to uncomfortable places. Kathryn Hunter’s Katherina is a spoiled woman-child, stamping her feet and shouting wordlessly when she doesn’t get her way,JQfashion Ladies'high-Heeled shoes Spring and Summer Single-shoes Cloth face Printing Pointed OL Elegant Women's shoes with CheongsamGcanwea Women's Elegant Bead Charms Buckle Peep Toe Platform Ankle Strap High Chunky Heel Pumps Sandals Flexibility Breathable Sexy Non-Slip Soles Skinny Comfortable Ladies Black 4.5 M US Sandals and in the early scenes Petruchio brilliantly turns this against her when informing the other men that they have agreed she will do this – when she stamps, the men clap and cheer her; when she shouts, they turn it into a huzzah, depriving her of her best weapons. Her abuse of her sister Bianca (Laura Rogers) is thorough and quite violent, but this comes from justifiable resentment at the clear favouritism of her father Baptista (Anna Healy). Katherina has undeniable problems, but watching her passed over by her father and gaslit by her wooer is still hard to watch.
During the second half, at Petruchio’s house, the strategies are very clear and centred around food. In a clever move, Lloyd brings onstage Petruchio’s spaniel Troilus, an actor in a dog costume, who takes an immediate dislike to Katherina; Katherina tries to flee from the dog, XDLEX Women's Spring Sexy Pumps High Platform Spike Stiletto Ankle Buckle Strap Patent Leather Almond Toe Low top for Wedding Party Dress shoes D'OrsayLelehwhge Women's Stylish Faux Suede Buckled Strap OL Work shoes Medium Block Heel Sandals Black 1 8 M USthen beats it with a broom, leaving it whimpering away to get the sympathy of the servants. Later, Katherina sneaks up to the dog while it and Grumio sleep to steal its boneBe fearless 2019 Handmade New Summer Hole Loafers Women Flat Leather Moccasin shoes Women Slip On Ladies shoes,Summer shoes Women High Heel Pumps Autumn Buckle Strap shoes Ladies Footwear Cross-Tied Female Single shoesJQfashion Women's High-Heeled shoes Sexy Snake Patten Transparent Arrow Fine-Heeled Ol Women's shoes her hunger absolutely desperate by this point. Later, as a reward, Petruchio gives Katherina some food, but then embraces her and coddles her while Hortensio finishes it off. And increasingly it becomes obvious that Petruchio is treating Katherina exactly like his dog, right down to the whistles and shouts of ‘Here’. END GAME Big Size 46's Mules shoes Summer Slides Casual Lady Mule Female shoes Thick High Heel Slippers
The comedy of the production is sincere, then, but leads to uncomfortable positions. Hunter’s virtuoso physical skills allow her to be tumbled upside down when she fights against Petruchio, and to be carried around the stage in all kinds of undignified postures;JQfashion Women's High-Heeled shoes Spring and Summer Single shoes with Fine-Heeled Denim Face Fashionable Top Liusu Women's shoesAnxinke Ladies Fashion Buckle Strap Wedge Heel Mid-Calf Boots yet the audience’s laughter seems to doubly imply both recognition of her skill and enjoyment of her subjugation. The applause of the audience in the archive video after Katherina comes to Petruchio at his command seems sincere, as it the audience are approving the taming. It’s a microcosm of a production in which men are consistently awful throughout, but always mutually congratulatory.
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