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Re: The Tamer Tamed
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1112  Monday, 14 May 2001

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Friday, 11 May 2001 17:22:42 +0100
Subject: 12.1107 Re: The Tamer Tamed
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1107 Re: The Tamer Tamed

>In these combined productions, did the actors who played Kate,
>return to play Petruchio's second wife?  Was the characterization
>noticeably different?  This would make a long evening.  Were the plays
>cut much?
>
>Enquiring minds want to know,
>Mike Jensen

I realise that I haven't answered one of Mike's questions.  In the
Arcola Theatre production there was not a lot of differentiation between
the two characters, apart from that suggested by the text itself - that
is to say, Kate was usually angry and upset, while Maria was calmer,
firmer and more confident.

Thomas Larque.
("Shakespeare and His Critics" - http://ds.dial.pipex.com/thomas_larque)

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