In a reimagined 1590, women are in charge. In a society where men have no authority, Lady Baptista is selling off her two sons to the highest bidders. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Director Justin Audibert (who previously directed Snow in Midsummer and The Jew of Malta for the RSC) turns Shakespeare’s fierce comedy of gender politics on its head in this landmark production that offers a fresh perspective on its portrayal of power. Complete with a luxurious paneled Elizabethan set, exquisite traditional costumes, and a contemporary meets renaissance musical score, this is a joyous and entertaining production of Shakespeare’s fierce comedy of the sexes. The anticipated running time is 170 minutes including one intermission.
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