Saturday, February 26, 2011

March 25, 2011 - Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare & movie “10 Things I Hate About You"

Small Meeting Room
Kansas City Public Library/Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street Kansas City, MO
7:00 p.m. - March 25, 2011

This is our annual literature and movie night. We will discuss Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" and then together watch the movie, "10 Things I hate About You," which is loosely based on Shakespeare's work.

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594. We will discuss Shakespeare's play for about 30 minutes, and then we together will watch the movie, "10 Things I Hate About You." The movie is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film. It is a loose adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew set in a modern Seattle, Washington, American high school. The screeply was written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith.

1 comment:

Clif Hostetler said...

Five people attended our discussion of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Our discussion of the Shrew needed to be kept short to make time for the movie. The movie was an adaptation of the Shrew to a modern high school dating scene. Perhaps experiencing the old play and modern movie together as we did in our meeting was an approximate visceral facsimile of attending performances in the original 16th Century Globe Theater. I'd like to believe that the gusto with which we laughed at the farces acted in the movie matched those of the audiences in Shakespeare's day.