Our Climb Up Mt. Shakespeare Continues, Shrew Starts Monday

In What's the Buzz by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams

You’ve seen the musical Kiss Me, Kate. Perhaps you’ve seen the Burton/Taylor film version of Shakespeare’s original play, The Taming of The Shrew. You think you know the basic story: boisterous gold-digging Petruchio “tames” the shrewish Kate. But what if the reality of the play is different? What if a close reading reveals that it’s actually Kate that’s doing the taming?

There’s one way for you to find out –- it’s time, as Cole Porter famously wrote, to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” Our reading of The Taming of the Shrew begins today and continues our year-long group read of Shakespeare, “The Play’s the Thing.”

You can join in the fun here.

And for a little more background about the project and our host, see this recent article from the Houston Chronicle.

About the Author

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.