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4 Star Starred
William A. Carroll Amphitheatre
At William Land Park 3901 Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95822
916-558-2225
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1 review
11 stars
The weather was hot but shaded. I wore tshirt, shorts and flip-flops.
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6 stars
Bring a cushion/blanket to make the benches more comfortable or bring lawn chairs
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Shakespeare in the Park: "The Taming of the Shrew"
18 ratings
4.4 average rating
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29 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

We really enjoy ed the play, thought it was very well put-on, and loved the atmosphere of the casual venue. and now that we've been for the first time, will know to pack a picnic and to bring chairs, sweatshirts and a blanket the next time we go!...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this production, the caliber of the performances was incredible. This makes for a great date night, family outing or friends night out. Be sure to bring stadium chairs, beach chairs, blankets, food and jackets(we...continued

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0 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

Excellent production! The actors gave an enthusiastic, hilarious, and downright great performance!

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Description

The play starts with the Induction where a trick is played by a nobleman on the drunkard Christopher Sly who arranges for an acting troupe to perform a play called The Taming of the Shrew

The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers (Lucentio, Gremio and Hortensio) but her father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish sister, Katharina, is betrothed. Bianca’s suitors persuade fortune-seeker Petruchio to court her. The suitors pay for any costs involved and there is also the goal of Katharina’s dowry. Petruchio marries Katharina and he carries Katharina off to his country house with his servant Grumio. Petruchio intends to browbeat Katharina into submission and he denies her food, sleep and her new clothes, whilst continuously singing her praises. Katharina is tamed. They return to Padua where Lucentio has won Bianca. At a banquet they wager on who has the most obedient wife. Each wife is issued with commands but only Katharina obeys and promptly lectures everyone on the importance of wifely submission.