In reply to: re: Um... - Michael_Portantiere09:41 pm EDT 03/10/19
Isn't one of the main plot points of "Taming of the Shrew" all about the battle of the sexes? It's not the battle of the sex-less/gender neutral.
It was rather a point of pride I believe with Cole Porter that he actually set to music Shakespeare's actual words for that one final song, probably because he didn't think he could do the Bard any better. If Cole Porter, a master of song thought that way, why are people tinkering with a show that played like gangbusters for years? Are they afraid of offending people, instead of perhaps just inviting lively discussions afterwards about the state of relationships between men and women?