The Taming of The Shrew
This bitter comedy about creating in a woman the habit of submission towards her master and husband as presented by the PAPAHEMA Theatre is a mixture of conventions of the Elizabethan theatre and contemporary theatre, dramatic acting and the exploitation of form, with a reflection on the subject of the roles assigned to us every day and the attempts to escape from them. Under the classical costume and keeping the body reined in, there is hidden the contemporary sensitivity of the young artists. The sensitivity to the question of partnership, relations and gender becomes visible on unmasking stiff convention. Shakespeare’s most chauvinistic play acquires in this interpretation new meanings and becomes shimmering, asks questions instead of giving answers in a patriarchal tone and gives the audience the possibility of choice.
Production for audience aged above 15.
4th September 2016
East of Culture/Another Dimension Festival 2016
Filip Gurłacz / Patryk Ołdziejewski
The performance received the Audience Award and Shakespeare Daily Festival Award during the ShakespeareOFF Competition at the 21st Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk in 2017.
Produced thanks to the financial support of the City of Białystok.
Realized thanks to the support of the East of Culture Culture/Another Dimension Festival in Białystok 2016.