Piney Fork Press Theater presents a staged reading of
"Catharine and Petruchio*"
*Based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”
October 18, 2014 at 1pm
George Bruce Branch - New York Public Library
518 West 125 St (Between Amsterdam & Broadway),
New York, New York 10027
A B C D 1 to 125 Street
Directed by Deloss Brown
Cast to follow!
and Petruchio is a reworking of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew by British
playwright and actor David Garrick. It was written in 1756 and was performed
far more often than the original.
Of the many versions of The Taming of the Shrew that appeared, David Garrick's was the most popular and influential.
For example, his was the first production in which Petruchio uses a whip in Act II, scene II, seemingly initiated by actor John P. Kemble, who played Petruchio.
Between 1754 and 1844, Catharine and Petruchio was the only version of Shakespeare's play performed on British and American stages, and the sixth most popular Shakespearean play, according to scholar Frances E. Dolan.
More to come!
You can read the play here on Google Books!