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Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday - Petruchio

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts.

William Shakespeare lived between 1552-1616, but his work endures and is enjoyed the world over.

©HarperCollins Publishers

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Ahh, Shakespeare ...

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20th century actors have this fantastic trick: they use their voices to act. Not in any overly dramatic way, as contemp actors do, but in a very understated and yet perfectly believable manner. These actors were delicious to listen to; really brought the story to life. I felt, listening, that they understood every word they said, which is not an experience that I have had often when Shakespeare is performed. Only one real problem, which is that I've become so used to seeing really strong-minded Katherina's who stay tough as nails the whole way through the play, that I had a moment of surprise when Margaret Leighton took the pitiful route. To sum up, this is a fantastic performance of a classic play ... you may take issue with the story, as I did, but in the end you giggle hysterically anyway.

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Well acted, but Kate and Bianca sounded like old ladies. They should have chosen more youthful sounding actors. And sometimes it was hard to understand what the character was saying due to poor mixing quality.