Comedy in 2 Acts
So you wonder what William Shakespeare’s one of the first plays is about.
About how to have fun if, tired of hunting, you stumble on a drunk tinker?
Or how to tame a wife if she is a shrew?
Or how to make your husband fall passionately in love with you?
Or maybe he wrote his first play to prove that a harmonious family is easily built if the spouses agree to baptise a blessed sun into a moon that shines so bright and an old man, faded and withered, into a fair lovely maid?
Find an answer yourself, as young actors of Iliauni Theatre perform a two-act version of the world’s most famous “Practical Guide to Easygoing Matrimonial Relationships” rhymed into iambic pentameters by equally young Will.
Translated to Georgian by Siko Pashalishvili
Director: Otar Egadze
Set and Costume Designer: Gocha Agashenashvili
Musical Arrangement: Elene Nizharadze
Choreography: Sophie Gvritishvili
Technical Directors: Pavle Inasaridze, Elene Gabisonia
British folk music, Italian folk songs and dance melodies, a madrigal “Drop, Drop Slow Tears” by Orlando Gibbons and a chorale “If Ye Love me” by Thomas Thallis are used in the performance
T H E C A S T:
Lord – David Davituliani
Christopher Sly, a tinker – Zviad Dzuliashvili
Chief of the Strolling Players – David Gigolashvili
Hostess of the Alehouse – Salome Mikadze
Servants attending on the Lord – George Mosiashvili, Giga Shurgaia
Player – Marekh Kvizhinadze
Baptista Minola, a rich citizen of Padua – Temur Kvaratskhelia
Katherina, a shrew, elder daughter to Baptista Minola – Mariam Kalatozishvili
Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, suitor to Katherina – David Davituliani
Bianca, younger daughter to Baptista Minola – Annie Talakvadze
Lucentio, a gentleman of Pisa, suitor to Bianca – George Chumburidze
Gremio, a rich citizen of Padua, suitor to Bianca – Andrea Vachridze
Hortensio, a gentleman of Padua, suitor to Bianca – Kakha Gogidze, Giga Tsertsvadze
Grumio, Petruchio’s servant – Lasha Ambidze
Tranio, Lucentio’s servant – Levan Mamniashvili
Biondello, Lucentio’s servant – George Makharadze, George Mosiashvili
Vincetio, a rich citizen of Pisa, father to Lucentio – David Gigolashvili
Widow, in love with Hortensio – Marekh Kvizhinadze
Curtis, Petruchio’s servant – Salome Mikadze
The costumes for the performance were created by Tsitsino Tsitskhvaia
The Set was created at the Iliauni Theatre workshop
Special thanks to Sergo Macharashvili
Duration of the Performance – 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission
First Performance – 19 February 2015
The performance was created through the financial assistance of Tbilisi Center of Cultural Events