Monday, February 9, 2015

The Taming of the Shrew




Lantern Theater Company’s Scholars In Conversation presents Desire, Dance and Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew on three consecutive Monday evenings – April 6, 13, and 20 at 7 PM. This series is presented in conjunction with the Lantern’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, running March 19-May 3.  The series begins with The Science of Sexual Attraction – a mock counseling session between Kate and Petruchio led by a professor, marriage and family therapist. The play will then be used to discuss the scientific and psychological basis for attraction, love and commitment. The April 13 conversation will feature Carolyn Merritt, PhD.  Author of her recent book, Tango Nuevo, she will discuss The Transformative Power of Dance.  Patricia Denison, PhD., Director of Undergraduate Studies, Drama & Theatre Art at Barnard College concludes the series with ‘Taming” Today: The Character of Katherine in the 21st Century on April 20. This should produce a lively discussion about Katherine, Shakespeare’s women, and the larger issues of women within a modern-day context. Each panel discussion will be followed by a Q & A with the audience.  Tickets to the three-part series are $8 each or $20 for the series for subscribers,seniors and students and $10 each or $25 for the series for all others. For tickets, call 215-820-0395 or visit online at 

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