The Taming of the Shrew (version 2)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.2 stars; 3 reviews)

When local drunkard Christopher Sly walks into a tavern, the last thing he expects is a complex trick where, to the amusement of many others, he is tricked into believing that he's a nobleman! And so begins the Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's earlier comedies. For the enjoyment of this "lord", a group of players perform a tale of love and devotion, where the beautiful Bianca is pursued by many suitors. But there's a catch. Before her father will allow Bianca to marry, he must find a suitable match for his older daughter, the fiery "shrew" of the title, Katherina. Enter Petruccio, who has "come to wive it wealthily in Padua" and will stop at nothing to tame this shrew!
This play was recorded in two weeks as part of LibriVox's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Cast List
Narrator, Philip: Rachel
Christopher Sly: LindaB
Hostess, Bianca, Peter: Esther ben Simonides
Lord, Grumio: Phil Schempf
First Huntsman, Messenger, Biondello, Joseph: Sonia
Second Huntsman, Katharina, Fourth Servant, Nicholas: Adele de Pignerolles
Player, Lucentio, Nathaniel: Charlotte Duckett
First Servant, Pedant, Tailor: Maria Kasper
Second Servant: Elijah Fisher
Third Servant, Vincentio: Ray Kasper
Page, Petruchio: Tony Addison
Tranio: Roohi
Baptista: TriciaG
Gremio: Delmar H Dolbier
Hortensio, Curtis: Hamlet
Haberdasher: Kathrine Engan
Widow: Jennifer Fournier

Audio edited by: Esther ben Simonides, Adele de Pignerolles, Maria Kasper, Rachel, & Kim (2 hr 37 min)


Induction 19:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 1 31:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 25:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 18:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 42:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 21:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


ugh! 😭

(0.5 stars)

This is my all time FAVORITE Shakespeare play! Sadly, this is the worst reading I've ever heard! I couldn't make it past 3 minutes- I would have shoved a quill pen into my ears at 4! I'm going back to listen to version one, if only to erase the memory of version 2 from my brain.