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Shakespeare’s Comedy to Tame Fiery Tempers


Franciscan students to perform one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies

Posted:  2014-03-21

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STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville’s spring drama production will show that even the most wicked tempers can be calmed, in Shakespeare’s comedy, Taming of the Shrew in Anathan Theatre.

One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, Taming of the Shrew differs from his other lighthearted plays because it focuses on both courtship and married life after the wedding, which was particularly relevant to English audiences of the Renaissance period.

When Petruchio, a brash young man, arrives in Padua to find a wife, he agrees to marry the wealthy Katherine before meeting her. However, when he encounters her foul temper and insulting nature, he sees that she will need to be tamed.

The play is directed by Professor Shawn Dougherty, Franciscan University drama professor.

Performances will be held on March 28, 29, and April 4, 5, at 7:00 p.m., and March 30 and April 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Anathan Theatre in the ground floor of Egan Hall.

Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy and religious, and children ages 12 and under.

Tickets are available now through Franciscan University's faculty secretary at 740-283-6245 or khomol@franciscan.edu, and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

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