RSC Learning Performance Network in partnership with Curve present

First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew



Bianca has men running after her. Kate has men running away from her. Either they both get married or neither of them do.

Is anyone man enough to take on the Shrew? This rollercoaster of a play has boys playing girls and girls playing boys to tell the story of two people’s crazy journey towards becoming the perfect match.

The total running time is 2 hours 10 minutes which includes an introduction, a 75 minute version of the play and a chance to talk to the actors afterwards. Altogether the perfect first experience of Shakespeare for 8-13-year-olds.


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Credits & Acknowledgments

Edited and Directed by MICHAEL FENTIMAN

Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Ian and Catherine Ferguson, The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust, The Equitable Charitable Trust and The Grimmitt Trust.

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