Shakespeare Uncovered

The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman | Preview

Preview: Season 2 Episode 3 | 35s

For many, the play The Taming of the Shrew is uncomfortable to watch. It was one of Shakespeare’s very first plays and may seem too brutal for modern audiences. It ends with a speech about how women should obey their men. But is this the sexist propaganda that it first appears – or is there something more complicated going on? Morgan Freeman hosts.

Aired: 02/06/15

Rating: NR

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This project is made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation - lead foundation sponsor with major funding from Rosalind P. Walter, The Polonsky Foundation, Virginia and Dana Randt, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS.