Boston Gets The Taming of the Shrew for "Free Shakespeare on the Common"

News   Boston Gets The Taming of the Shrew for "Free Shakespeare on the Common" Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has announced the annual "Free Shakespeare on the Common" presented in Boston will be the Bard's classic battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew.

CSC artistic director Steven Maler directs the William Shakespeare work on Boston Common slated to run July 22-Aug. 13. The Wang Center for the Performing Arts present the performances taking place on the Parade Grounds. This production will mark CSC's 11th annual offering of "Free Shakespeare on the Common." Last year's staging of Hamlet starring Jeffrey Donovan drew more than 93,000 audience members.

Past CSC presentations have included Much Ado About Nothing starring Jonno Roberts, Macbeth starring Jay O. Sanders, Henry V starring Anthony Rapp, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. CSC's inaugural 1996 production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was staged at Copley Square.

For more information, call (617) 532-1212. Also visit www.commonwealthshakespeare.org.

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