Ballett: der Widerspenstigen Zähmung (The Taming of the Shrew)
During the Cranko week in February Protected content , John Cranko's famous adaptation of Shakespeare, one of the most successful ballet comedies in the history of the dance for sure cannot be missed.
Shakespeare's play from the year Protected content the South African as a literary model for the evening-filling action ballet, which premiered in Stuttgart in Protected content was taken over into the repertoire of the Bayerische Staatsballett in Protected content .
In The Taming of the Shrew, everything is a bit different than it seems at first. Katharina, who is a scratching cat, will end up with the tame, two harlots step into the breach as married women, and Katharina's initially reserved sister Bianca turns out to be a disguised beast.
And this is the story in a nutshell: Before Bianca is allowed to marry, a husband must be found for the strong-minded, unruly Katharina. For this, Bianca's admirer engaged Petrucchio. To the surprise of all he not only is able to give up the rebellious Katharina Contra, but he even succeeds in bringing Katharina's actually gentle and lovable being alive. The entertaining gender struggle finally ends in an equal and love-based partnership.
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