THE TAMER TAMED OR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE by John Fletcher

Directed by Nicole Stodard

Thursday, April 25 | 6:30pm
ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Join Thinking Cap Theatre for a reception and play reading.

Written in the early 17th century by John Fletcher, The Woman's Prize; or, The Tamer Tamed represents a dramatic counterpoint to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (1594). While in Shakespeare's play, it is the outspoken Katherina who is subjected to taming by her husband Petruchio, in Fletcher's response, Katherina has died and Petruchio has remarried Maria. As a testament to the controversial reception of Shakespeare's play at the time of its staging, Flecher flips the script, offering a more redeeming portrait of a woman's worth in marriage. Here Petruchio receives his overdue comeuppance thanks to Maria, who summons the aid of her sisters and comically tames her former tamer.

Support for this program has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: John O. and Victoria C. Kirby Fund, Frederick W. Jaqua Fund, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, Broward County Cultural Division and a grant from The Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ community foundation.

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