"Go for the laughs. It'll be a long time before you see a ballet this funny again." - Houston Chronicle
With her independent spirit and tempestuous nature, Katherina is anything but the obedient bride of Petruchio's dreams. Their marriage is a battle of the sexes, a lively clash of wills and personalities. In his Taming of the Shrew, John Cranko has created a fun and dazzling display of moods, virtuoso dancing and vivid characterization. More than any other ballet, The Taming of the Shrew pays tribute to the brilliance and wit for which Shakespeare is known.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1969) Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze (1926-1970), after Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Choreography: John Cranko Costume Design and Scenic Designs by: Susan Benson Lighting:Steen Bjarke