Is 'The Taming of the Shrew' one vile insult to womanhood?

Dr PA Skantze will join a panel discussion on misogyny and violence to woman as depicted in 'The Taming Of The Shrew' on Thursday 21st November 2013.

Posted: 11 November 2013

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A scene from 'The Taming of The Shrew', photography credit: Helena Miscioscia

George Bernard Shaw once described the Taming of the Shrew as 'one vile insult to womanhood and manhood'.

Dr PA Skantze from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance will be discussing the extent to which misogyny and violence to women features in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre on Thursday 21st November 2013 at 7.00pm. The discussion, entitled "To Kill a Wife With Kindness: Misogyny and Stereotyping in Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew" will have Dr Skantze on a panel alongside Dr Farah Karim-Cooper from Kings College, actress Samantha Spiro and director Lucy Bailey.

The discussion will take place in the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre at the Globe Theatre. Tickets are available from the Shakespeare's Globe box office priced £10 (or £8 students and concessions).

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