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Critical Review by Wayne and Dorothy Cook

SOURCE: Cook, Wayne and Dorothy. Review of The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare Bulletin 21, no. 2 (spring/summer 2003): 22-3.

In the following review, the Cooks contend that director Mark Lamos's 2003 Yale Repertory Theatre production of The Taming of the Shrew was disappointing, caused in part by the mediocre performances by the all-male cast.

Mark Lamos' production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Yale Repertory Theatre was disappointing. His intention, expressed in pre-production interviews, was to recapture the original vigor of the play. It was thwarted by a cast of mediocre players, by allowing horseplay to eclipse the energy of the language, and by naturalistic scenes that descended into the squalor of a filthy tenement kitchen. And, in this all-male, Latino version, attention was often drawn to men playing women. However, except for the best...

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