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Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. An unabridged cast performance of Shakespeare's comedy about the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew.

Public Domain (P)2011 Saland Publishing

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oh my gosh.

the performance was amazing. even though obviously one cannot see the actors and actresses in an audiobook, they were all amazing and it was very close to seeing the actual play.

now as for the play itself, it could have been written by John gruden. it is to William Shakespeare what brown sugar is to The rolling Stones. this is perhaps the most politically uncorrect piece of literature I have ever listened to. I cannot imagine that it will be reading in schools anymore or ever performed as a play again. as you know, from the title, Kate is a very bitchy woman, and this guy basically abuses her to turn her into the most subservient submissive female, with extreme overtones of BDSM.

hell of a play

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  • 10-17-12

Great production

This is a good, hearty, boisterous production of the play, with great central performances from the actors playing Petruchio and Katherina. The text is indeed unabridged.



As often seems to be the case with the publisher Saland, the recording appears to have been mastered from a vinyl source, so the audio quality is a little rough, with lots of crackles. However, there are no major flaws.



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