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2009 [ shrew/doc ] * Shakespeare, Comedies, Chronicals, S Script Analysis, Hamlet Dreams, 12th Night *
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ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
SummaryThe Plot: The wealthy Baptista has two marriageable daughters: Kate, and Bianca. Baptista decrees that Kate, the elder, must be married before Biance, the younger. Bianca has many suitors while Katherine, known as the "shrew", has none on the horizon. Then Petruchio comes to find a wealthy wife. He arranges a dowery with Baptista and woos Kate, despite her objections. Meanwhile, the wooers of Bianca disguise themselves as her tutors to win her love which Lucentio, through an even greater deception, wins. Late for the wedding, Petruchio carries her off before the wedding banquet. She is "tamed" while under his care. Upon their return to her father's house, the disguises are discovered and a triple wedding ensues.
QuestionsThe world is overpopulated -- how to find your second half? Love story -- but as a comedy!
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She'll ask you about a friend of hers, a famous actress, or a woman walking down the street. Always say something like: "Why do you even have to ask me? Don't you know you're the prettiest?" (in a very sweet voice) or "Don't you know no other woman compares to you?" This will probably come your way once you're dating steadily. Just give in.
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NotesThe pre-show music -- "Love me do"? The Petruccio's gang -- breakdancing?
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Public as CHORUS.
His men are running around (almost) naked.
The girls Gospel Chorus (?) --
Two leaders (first -- Pete), later -- Kate. They listen to her commands only.
Warmups in front of the audience; get them involved (pre-show).
NO 4th WALL!
Curtain call -- get the public on stage (where is the trick?)
Chorus -- transition between screen and stage (Bianca and Kate stories). Should I Bianca Story at all -- and the advertising pix for the screen, the lies?
Dancing (Bianca cards)
songs (act 1)
PSSiesta pix - the chorus is on stage most of the time; they want to see it! Side stages are for them. DJ -- stage left down, live (see Jokes).
NBI have to break the ethos of the Shrew in more groups! Piza, Padua, Venice -- like other countries (Shake never travel to Italy) -- and they were "countries," little princehoods... EU, United States of Europe.
So, Petruchio's gang has Spanish accent. Baptista -- British. Vincention -- Italian. Some are French (Tailor, Pedant).
We tried the Oriental -- Japanese, Indian and etc. It didn't work.
We tried German; funny but scary.
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