shrewBuffalo Humanities Festival is again excited to partner with Shakespeare in Delaware Park, one of the most beloved summer traditions in Buffalo. This year, #BHF16 will feature Taming of the Shrew performed by Shakespeare in Delaware Park cast members, paired with  an audience discussion.

Taming of the Shrew is always controversial because of the many stereotypes it puts on display:  stereotypes of men and women in society, courtship, and marriage. How do we view this play if the man becomes “the shrew”? Did Shakespeare intend to showcase a negative view of women? Or did he give us one of the most honest partnerships in his writing, portraying mutual respect and a dueling wit between man and woman?  This presentation features scenes 

To join us for this special Shakespeare in Delaware Park performance from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Burchfield Penney Auditorium, you can purchase tickets and daypasses to the Festival here.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is a not-for-profit, professional theater company dedicated to providing free, high-quality public theater to the widest possible audience. One of Buffalo’s most beloved cultural institutions, SDP just completed its 41st Summer Season, which featured The Winter’s Tale and The Taming of the Shrew.