#148: Amber Bjork, Carin Bratlie, and Grant Henderson

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.

Amber Bjork (Kate w/ frying pan) and Grant Henderson (Petruchio w/ cricket bat).

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.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/shrew.mp3[/podcast]

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