The Taming of The Shrew

William Shakespeare

The Taming of The Shrew


Our take on the famous comedy is a parody on the saying "If you go to a woman, take a whip!“ And what else, if you lack the common sense?

The new SND building, Drama hall
19. 1. 2008 20. 1. 2008

Farce-like story about a rough tamer and his tamed victim takes place not only in front of the theatre visitors, but at the same time it is played within the ‘play in a play’ by the comedians for a primitive boiler-man who got fully drunken and a nobleman brought him to his castle. He let him be washed and dressed to noble clothes, and when he got sober, they told him he was the nobleman for whom the strollers would play a comic piece. And so they play and sing a comedy for him, as he likes it… It is funny and interesting to follow the temperamental fight of men and women… and maybe it is also instructive.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval


Production Team

Translated by Ľubomír Feldek
Directed by Peter Mikulík
Dramaturgy Martin Porubjak
Set and Costume Designer Alexandra Grusková


Katherina, daughter of Baptista Diana Mórová
Petruccio, nobleman from Verona Tomáš Maštalír
Baptista Minola, nobleman from Padua František Kovár
Vincentio, merchant from Pisa Ivan Vojtek
Lucentio, his son Roman Poláčik
Gremio, suitor of Bianca Dušan Tarageľ
Hortensio, suitor of Bianca Richard Autner
Tranio, Lucentio’s servant Ondrej Kovaľ
Biondello, Lucentio’s servant Alexander Bárta
Grumio, Petruccio’s servant Branislav Bystriansky
Troublemaker Martin Šalacha
Bianca, daughter of Baptista Jana Kovalčiková
Nobleman Kristián Baran (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Tadeáš Bolo (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Curzio, Petruccio’s servant; Young actor Roman Finik (as a guest) Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Hostess Mária Breinerová (as a guest) Zuzana Martinková-Znášiková (as a guest)
1st Huntsman and Servant Ján Cibula (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Adam Marenišťák (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
2nd Huntsman and Servant Roman Finik (as a guest) Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)