Hırçın Kız (The Taming of the Shrew)

Özbirgül, Bülent 2018

Hırçın Kız is a production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew staged by the Süleyman Demirel University’s Department of Performing Arts at the 2018 International Shakespeare Festival in Isparta, Turkey. Read More

Ᾱh Min Ḥawā’ (Beware of Eve)

Abdel Wahab, Fatin 1962

This Egyptian cinematic production is an artistic re-creation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, placing it in the context of 1960s Egypt. In it, Sayyid Amin, a country farm owner, conspires with Dr. Hasan Shukri, a young veterinarian and guest on his land, to tame his ill-mannered, wily granddaughter, Amira, and have her wed. Beware of Eve tells the story of Amira Amin (Lobna Abdel Aziz), the granddaughter of a wealthy farmer in the Egyptian countryside, Sayyid Amin (Husayn Riyad). An unruly and reckless granddaughter, Amira causes much grief to her grandfather and her sister, Nadya (Madiha Salim), who cannot marry her love, Lam’i (‘Abdel Mun’im Ibrahim), until Amira marries, Nadya being the youngest. Read More

The Street Taming of the Shrew

Oliveira, Jessé 2009

The theatre group Ueba Produtos Notáveis is a Brazilian street company based in Caxias do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul). Their street production A megera domada (2009), a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1592), displays  specificities and motives borrowed from the commedia dell’arte, among them comic/grotesque acting techniques, stereotyped characterization, improvisation and theatre in the round with no separation between audience and performers. Read More

A Megera Domada (The Taming of the Shrew)

Fagundes, Patricia 2008

A megera domada (2008) is a stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1592), produced by Cia. Rústica  (Rustic Theatre Company) based in Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The production, directed by Patrícia Fagundes, is part of a project entitled “In Search of Shakespeare” (“Em busca de Shakespeare”), which includes Macbeth, the Bandit Hero (2004) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2006). Since its inception, the guideline of the project has been to create a festive, popular Shakespeare, developing  contemporary artistic languages for staging his plays. Read More

The Taming of the Shrew

Chung, Hsing-lin Tracy 2003

The English version of Hsing-lin Tracy Chung’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew premiered April 11-12 and 15-19, 2003 at the Ace Morgen Theatre in Granville, Ohio. Read More