Venue Details

262 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Taming of the Shrew"
64 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2012

This was the best Shakespeare production I've seen in years, and I've seen a lot of Shakespeare. Every role was perfectly cast and beautifully played. The chemistry between the two leads was apparent from the opening tableau, and the end of the...continued

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20 reviews
1074 stars
attended May 13 2012

I sometimes have a problem following Shakespeare and have to read the synopsis before, during and after the performance. This performance was so excellent that I got lost in the story and forgot that it was Shakespeare. Don't miss it!

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23 reviews
6 stars
attended May 02 2012

What a great show by Folger Theatre! I loved the setting and the music! This was a wonderful interpretation of a great play.

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Quotes & Highlights

Video Preview – The director and cast of Folger Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tell the story of the play.

Description

Riotous events lead to the seemingly ill-fated marriage of the arrogant Petruchio and the headstrong Kate. Full of wit and lusty humor, Shakespeare’s quintessential battle of the sexes redefines the boundaries of love

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