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Re: CSF Shrew
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0500  Monday, 13 March 2000.

From:           Sara van den Berg <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Mar 2000 15:28:41 -0800
Subject: 11.0479 Re: CSF Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0479 Re: CSF Shrew

The Shakespeare in the Park production that featured Morgan Freeman and
Tracey Ullman reflected the discomfort many people felt about the ending
of the play, and offered a version of the "solution" that now seems
commonplace.  When Kate was making her deferential speech at the end,
she was down on her knees helping Petruchio off with his boots.  He was
seated on a stool, looking very pleased with her comments.  As she
finished, she upended him and he landed on his back, first shocked, then
amused.  Then the two of them walked off together arm in arm, having
"played a joke" on the rest of the people on stage.  He liked that
uppity gal.

Sara van den Berg

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