The Taming of the Shrew
Directed by:
Sorin Militaru
  • William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
  • Genre: comedy
  • Hall: Main Hall
  • Premiere: 27 may 2011, 19:00
  • Translator: Ádám Nádasdy
  • Set and costume designer: Alina Herescu
  • Music: Vlaicu Golcea
  • Choreographer: Florin Fieroiu
  • Assistant Director: Ágota Tatár
  • Stage Manager: László Szakács
  • Prompter: Erzsébet Sugó


“The Taming of the Shrew is a more complex title, hinting to a process – the taming – which is at the same time one of discovery and self-discovery. In this case Petruchio is obviously the key figure since he initiates the “taming”, while Katherine becomes his “victim”. In fact Petruchio performs an exorcism by theatrical means, as he plays a role from the beginning to the end. He starts a game that Katherine only discovers at the end.
The play is in fact the story of the development of a relationship between a man and a woman, presenting the different stages of mutual discovery. Katherine gets to know Petruchio and all his tricks and by understanding them she joins the game. I did not want to treat the play in a classical key, since the theme itself would be a bit forced in the European system of relations. Therefore I focused on the “taming process” rather than the mutual discovery of the main characters, so The Taming of the Shrew is a more appropriate title than The Unruly Lady”.

Sorin Militaru, director