THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespeare
Great River Shakespeare Fesitval
Director Alec Wild
A group of players assemble on a stage, and put on a play.
With this premise, the design for this production of The Taming of the Shrew draws its inspiration from circus, cabaret, and magic research of the turn of the 20th century.
A very restrained palette helps create an autonomous and playful world, where actors exchange clothes a vista, stripping down to the same acrobat-inspired underwear... Ensemble actors, part-clowns, part-construction workers, morph fluidly from one ancillary character to the next, adding a few props to their base silhouette.