The Marlowe Dramatic Society presents
The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Marco Ghelardi
Designed by Mauro Tinti
Lighting by Steve Barnett
Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th March 2003
"Following the enourmous popularity of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, the critically acclaimed Marlowe Society returns to the Arts Theatre with Shakespeare's classic comedy of love and courtship.
From the swirling colours and masquerade of the Carnival comes a story of a world turned upside down, where all is reversed and nothing is certain, not even the turning itself. Beggars become Lords, aristocrats change into servants, servants dress up as their masters, and masters all dress as someone else. But Utopia isnt always as good as the dream, and in this changing world where nothing is permanent, what will happen when disguises disappear and true identities are revealed?
Wit, laughter and passion are guaranteed in this story of deception, doweries and double identities with a sting in the tale."
'passion, humour and fast-moving action...compelling performances' Cambridge Evening News on Romeo and Juliet
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