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Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung

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NationaltheaterMunich, Bavaria, Germany
March 12 20:00, March 15 19:30, April 14 19:00, June 16 15:00, 19:30, June 19 19:30
Performers
Bavarian State Ballet
Myron RomanulConductor
Jürgen RoseSet Designer, Costume Designer
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Shakespeare's 1595 play provided the South-African choreographer John Cranko with a literary model for an evening of dramatic ballet, which was first performed in 1969 in Stuttgart before becoming part of the Bayerisches Staatsballett repertoire in 1976.

In The Taming of the Shrew, all is not quite what it seems. By the end, the prickly Katharina is tame, two whores become wives and Katharina's shy sister reveals herself to be a complete monster. This is how it happens: before Bianca is allowed to marry, a husband must be found for the stubborn, shrewish Katharina. For this, Bianca's admirers hire a daredevil called Petrucchio. To everyone's surprise, he not only succeeds in giving as good as he gets from the rebellious Katharina, but manages to bring out Katharina's true, kind and gentle self. This entertaining war of the sexes ends with an equal and loving partnership. The revival of the comic ballet can be enjoyed in the autumn 2017 at the National Theatre.

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