An Exploration of Gender Expression - Taming of the Shrew

queer classics · world premiere · United States of America

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KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 08, 2015
#SeeItLA - This is definitely a see it. It is fast-moving, funny and does a fantastic job of breaking the fourth wall and including the audience in the story from the beginning. Listen to our See It or Skip It podcast for more on that! My biggest complaint was that I really wanted to see Katherina's change be bigger earlier. We see Petruchio's change happen gradually, and see some interest shown from Katherina, but I really wanted to see her become more comfortable amongst Petruchio's merry band, and an idea that she had indeed found a place that could be home. I enjoyed the concept, I just wanted more.... full review
STEVEN STANLEY certified reviewer June 21, 2015
Male-female lines are blurred—and brilliantly so—in Queer Classics’ The Taming Of The Shrew – An Exploration Of Gender Expression, now playing at Hollywood Fringe 2015. Click on "Original Article" to read my complete review at full review
MICHAEL VAN DUZER certified reviewer June 23, 2015
The adaptation, by Mike Wamser and Casey Kringlen, is an edited but essentially faithful production of the play, minus the Christopher Sly framing device. Kringlen, who also directs, conceives the play as a comic romp in the style of I Love Lucy. As both Lucy and Shrew are highly physical farces which send up masculine/feminine conventions, this seems a strong, though not surprising, choice. Where Kringlen gets transgressive is in the gender-bending casting of the roles. Full review at "original article."... full review