In John Fletcher’s hilarious sequel to The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio gets married for a second time, and is tamed by his second wife, Maria. Written 20 years after Shakespeare’s original, but within his lifetime, John Fletcher’s The Tamer Tamed was written as a calling card to Shakespeare in the hope of prompting future creative collaborations.
The Tamer Tamed is running in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew, perhaps the most famous play ever written about the battle of the sexes.
Petruchio arrives in Padua looking for a wife, a rich one. The wealthy Baptista has a daughter, Kate, whom he wants to get off his hands, but she has a reputation as a shrew… a scolding tongue and a fierce temper. Petruchio aso has a reputation, as a wild boy. Will he take Kate on? And who will tame whom?