21 February 2010

Shakespeare Retold: Taming of the Shrew

I have always loved this play, despite it's deeply troubling misogynistic undertones. So I especially love this version, which, in its modernizing impulse, really ameliorates a lot of the misogyny but stays true to the general spirit. It's fabulous and funny and also a very sweet romance. Shirley Henderson, whom I absolutely adore, is phenomenal as Kate, and Rufus Sewell does a very good job as well, though I could have sworn he was Jude Law.

Oh, it's wonderful. I can't wait to see the others in the series.

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