The 2012 Globe season production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Shakespeare'sThe Taming of the Shrewtells the tale of sharp-tongued Kate, who must marry before her younger sister, Bianca, is allowed to find a suitor. Undaunted by her waspish reputation, Petruchio attempts to woo the not-so-fair maiden, but is faced with a tirade of poisonous insults. Samantha Spiro stars as cantankerous Kate, capable of knocking a grown man down with her fist. With a stellar supporting cast, the production is a triumph, thanks to it's 'riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick' (The Daily Telegraph).