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Induction, Scene i: The drunken lout Christopher Sly [Benjamin Curns] is driven from the Inn by the Hostess [Gretchen Howe] "A pair of stocks, you rogue!"

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Induction scene ii: A great Lord [Adam Raynen] (C) proposes to his colleagues [Steven Eng] (L), and [Brian Nocella] (R) that they play a trick on Sly "Sirs, I will practice on this drunken man." (Photo by Nick Stannard)

Induction scene ii: Sly [Benjamin Curns] finds himself drawn to his "wife", actually the Lord's Page [Joseph Small] ; "Madam, undress you, and come now to bed."

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Induction Scene i: The Lord hires to wandering players, [Gregg Dubner] (L), and [Marc Alan Greece] (R), to divert Sly with a performance "...your cunning can assist me much./There is a lord will hear you play tonight."

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act I scene i:  Bianca [Miriam Lipner] and her doting father Baptista [Nicholas Stannard] "Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe."

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act I scene i: Kate [Denise Cormier] abusing one of Bianca's suitors, Hortensio [Peter Herrick] "I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear./Iwis it is not halfway to her heart./But if it were, doubt not her care should be/To comb your noddle with a three-legged stool/And paint your face and use you like a fool.”

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act I scene i: Lucentio [Marc Alan Greece] (R) falls in love with Bianca at first sight. Tranio [Gregg Dubner] (L) will help his master win her. "Tranio, I burn, I pine! I perish, Tranio,/If I achieve not this young modest girl./Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst./Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt."

(Photo by al Foote III)

Act I scene i: Biondello [Joseph Small] another of Lucentio's servants

will also assist, in so far as he can, in the tricks.

“Where have I been? Nay, how now, where are you?"

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act I scene ii: A stranger arrives: Petruchio of Verona [Geoffrey Dawe] will wive it wealthily in Padua. "Thou knowest not gold's effect./Tell me her father's name and tis enough;/For I will board her, though she chide as loud/As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack." (Photo by Nick Stannard)

Tranio presents himself as "Lucentio" to woo Bianca. "Fair Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers./Then well one more may fair Bianca have./And so she shall. Lucentio shall make one." Miram Lipner [Bianca], Nicholas Stannard [Baptista]

and Gregg Dubner [Tranio]

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

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Act II scene i: Kate does some recreational thrashing of Bianca. "Of all thy suitors I charge thee tell/Whom thou lov'st best. See thou dissemble not."

Denise Cormier [Kate] and Miriam Lipner [Bianca].

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act II scene i: Kate [Denise Cormier] meets her suitor, the wildly un-conventional Petruchio [Geoffrey Dawe]. Katherine: "Where did you study this goodly speech?" Petruchio: "It is extempore, from my mother wit." Katherine: "A witty mother, witless else her son."

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act II scene i: Petruchio proposes. In his fashion. "Will you, nill you, I will marry you./Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn,/For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty,/Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well,/Thou must be married to no man but me." Kate [Denise Cormier]; Petruchio [Geoffrey Dawe].

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act III scene i: Bianca [Miriam Lipner] entertains two of her ardent suitors: Lucentio, calling himself "Cambio", the scholar [Marc Alan Greece] (L), and Hortensio, disguised as "Litio", the music master [Peter Herrick] (R).

Bianca: “Why, gentleman, you do me double wrong /To strive for that which resteth in my choice.”  (Photo by Al Foote III)

Act III scene ii: Kate's wedding day has arrived but the groom has not. "Now must the world point at poor Katherine/And say "Lo, there is mad Petruchio's wife,/If it would please him come and marry her."

Baptista [Nicholas Stannard]; Kate [Denise Cormier]; and Tranio [Gregg Dubner].

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act III scene ii: Petruchio [Geoffrey Dawe] and his trusty servant Grumio [Steven Eng] make a spectacular (late) entrance, prepared to do whatever it takes. "Wherefore gaze this goodly company/As if they saw some wondrous monument,/Some comet or unusual prodigy?"

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act III scene ii: Petruchio: “Grumio, draw forth thy weapon, we are beset with theives, /Rescue not thy mistress if thou be a man. /-Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee, Kate; /I’ll buckler thee against a million.”

Geoffrey Dawe [Pertuchio]; Denise Cormier [Kate]

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act III scene iii: Kate [Denise Cormier] appeals to Grumio [Steven Eng] for sustenance.

"I prithee, go, and get me some repast,/I care not what, so it be wholesome food. Grumio: "What say you to a neat's foot?"

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act IV scene v: Returning to Padua for Bianca's wedding, Petruchio and Kate meet the imposing Vincentio [Benjamin Curns], a mighty man of Pisa. Kate decides to join her husband in one of his antic games, addressing Vincentio: "Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet,/Wither away, or where is thy abode?"

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act V scene ii: Bianca [Miriam Lipner] triumphant after marrying the man of her choice, the wealthy and adoring Lucentio. 

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act V scene ii: Hortensio [Peter Herrick] has married a very rich, rather daunting, widow [Gretchen Howe].

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act V scene ii: A wiser and a happier Kate instructs the other women: "Fie, fie! Unknit that threat'ning unkind brow,/And dart not scornful glances from those eyes/To wrong thy lord, thy king, thy governor./It blots thy beauty as frosts do bite the meads,/Confounds thy fame as whirlwinds shake fair buds,

/And in no sense is meet or amiable."

Denise Cormier [Kate]; Miriam Lipner [Bianca] (L); Gretchen Howe [The Widow] (R); (Photos by Nick Stannard)

Act V scene ii: "Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot,/And place your hands below your husband's foot;/In token of which duty, if it please,/My hand is ready, may it do him ease."  Denise Cormier [Kate]

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act V scene ii:

"Why, there's a wench! Come on and kiss me Kate!"

Denise Cormier [Kate]; Geoffrey Dawe [Petruchio]

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act I scene i: Signor Gremio [David Arthur Bachrach], one of Bianca’s suitors.

“I cannot tell: but I had as lief take her dowry with this condition - to be whipped at the high-cross every morning.”

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act III scene ii: The beautiful Bianca [Miriam Lipner]

awaits the return of “Cambio".

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act II scene i: Hortensio [Peter Herrick], disguised as “Litio” has been soundly beaten over the head by a lute, wielded by Kate, of course.  "She did call me rascal fiddler/And twangling Jack, with twenty such vile terms,/

As she has studied to misuse me so."

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act III, scene ii: Kate and Petrucchio’s wedding day.

Petuchio: “I will be master of what is mine own.  /She is my goods, my chattels, she is my house, /My household stuff, my field, my barn, /My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing, /And here she stands, touch her whoever dare!”

(L-R) Nicholas Stannard [Baptista]; Marc Alan Greece [Lucentio]; Miriam Lipner [Bianca]; Steven Eng [Grumio]; Denise Cormier [Kate]; Peter Herrick [Hortensio]; and Geoffrey Dawe [Pertuchio]

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act IV scene ii: A Pedant [Brian Nocella] arrives in Padua

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act I scene i: Gregg Dubner [Tranio].  (to Lucentio) “You will be schoolmaster and undertake the teaching of the maid:/ that’s your device.”

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act IV scene i: One of Petruchio's particularly ghastly servants, Curtis [Joseph Small],  attempts to remove Petruhcio’s Boots.

(Photo by Al Foote III)