Episode 562. Reframing The Shrew

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Ron West, whose adaptation of The Comedy of Errors won a Jeff Award for best adaptation when Chicago Shakespeare Theatre produced it in 2008, is back at Chicago Shakes with a new framing device for Barbara Gaines’ all female production of The Taming of the Shrew. Ron discusses what goes into his re-imaginings of Shakespeare, goes off into improvisational tangents with Dee Ryan, and pulls CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton into the festivities. Featuring Shakespearean digressions, an upcoming musical about King Lear, excellent supposition about why Shakespeare’s female characters are so fantastic, and the perfect metaphor for what writing around Shakespeare is really like. (Length 18:57)


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