In which we delve into The Taming of the Shrew, the first of Theatre Pro Rata’s 10th season and one of my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays.
00:00-02:34: Carin Bratlie begins the podcast with the choice of Shrew in Pro Rata’s season.
02:34-03:47: Grant Henderson and Amber Bjork speak to the challenges of Petruchio and Kate.
03:47-08:24: Working against the perceived misogyny in the text and the concept of “play” as it pertains to Petruchio and Kate.
8:24-10:57: We discuss Petruchio’s motivations before covering Kate’s reactionary tendencies.
10:57-14:32: Process during tablework and rehearsal.
14:32-16:42: Carin speaks more on the remainder of Theatre Pro Rata’s season.
16:42-22:00: We finish out the podcast quickly leaping from set design, to director’s notes, and costumes.
The Taming of the Shrew runs September 11th through the 26th at Gremlin Theatre.