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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.
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.
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Young, Patrick, "The Taming of the Tamer (also known as The Tamer Tamed or The Woman’s Prize) by John Fletcher" (2009). Faculty Books. 1.
Young, P. (2009). The taming of the tamer by John Fletcher [adapted play]. Toronto, ON: Playwrights Guild of Canada.