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WATCH: After #MeToo, should we stop staging The Taming of the Shrew?

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As the RSC’s latest staging of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, here’s a throwback to when Mate Terri Paddock chaired a fascinating panel discussion in Stratford-upon-Avon around the themes in the play and production.

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The Taming of the Shrew Q&A podcast: What do modern feminists think of Shakespeare’s problem play?

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Is Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented into the role of an apparently submissive wife, is there any way around that charge?

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – Shakespeare’s Globe

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Press week was delayed when Kathy Rose O’Brien was injured and unable to perform but, as we should expect in a year where Ria Jones and Natasha Barnes have stepped up and stolen the show in the West End, the person they’ve brought in seems perfect for the role. Aoife Duffin may seem tiny on the stage, but her personality fills the Globe to bursting point.