Role

Patrick Young adapted The Taming of the Tamer (also known as The Tamer Tamed or The Woman’s Prize) by John Fletcher for contemporary audiences.

Description

The Taming of the Tamer (also known as The Tamer Tamed or The Woman’s Prize) was written by John Fletcher some 20 years after Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. In it, Petruchio's second wife finally succeeds in giving him his comeuppance. Though a hit in its day, surviving versions are rough and even contradictory; Patrick Young’s adaptation for acting makes this hilarious proto-feminist work fully accessible for the first time in almost 400 years. The Canadian Premiere of The Taming of the Tamer was produced by Theatre Erindale on the campus of the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2009.

ISBN

978-1-55435-159-6

Publication Date

2009

Keywords

The Taming of the Tamer, Tamer Tamed, The Woman's Prize, John Fletcher, Theatre Erindale

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This edition is freely available for personal or classroom study. Production rights, however, are strictly reserved. For all enquiries, whether professional or amateur, contact the Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201 or info@playwrightsguild.ca

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

School

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Creative Commons License

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Original Citation

Young, P. (2009). The taming of the tamer by John Fletcher [adapted play]. Toronto, ON: Playwrights Guild of Canada.

The Taming of the Tamer (also known as The Tamer Tamed or The Woman’s Prize) by John Fletcher

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