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The Taming of the Shrew




The Civil War era American flag was replete with bullet holes, and a professional cowgirl was brought in to teach whip cracking and pistol twirling. The production did not fail to delight. By the company's curtain call rendition of 'Yellow Rose of Texas,' the audience was completely enthralled by the Wild West charm. Shakespeare spoken with cowboy accents – you betcha! We wouldn't have it any other way.

 

 

 

From the Playbill _ Wild West Shrew Production History:

Jim Dunn's Wild West Shrew had its first production at the College of Marin in 1970 in the intimate Studio Theatre. The British Consul General in San Francisco was invited to attend and fell in love with the production; he wangled an invitation to perform the play at the 1971 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a smash hit, receiving a Fringe first prize. A command performance was requested for Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret and other members of the Royal family and it was hailed by the British press and reported on the international wire services.



Many other productions have followed:

1970 – College of Marin, Kentfield CA
1971 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland
1974 – Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, Santa Maria CA
1979 – Cannery Theatre, San Francisco (a 5-month commercial run)
1986 – Monterey Shakespeare Festival, Carmel CA
1995 – Denver Center Theatre Company, Colorado
1997 – Old Globe Theatre, San Diego CA
2004 – Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael CA


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