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Thursday
Aug092012

Shrew play highlights male victims of domestic abuse

 Our society has seen a dramatic shift in gender roles, but has it gone too far?

Cygnet Theatre's production of The Taming of the Shrew at this year's Edinburgh Fringe gives Shakespeare’s ruthless battle of the sexes a unique twist: the characters’ genders are reversed.

This production looks at the often overlooked world of domestic abuse directed towards men, which has sparked an association with Mankind Initiative, a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Petruchio is a beautiful young entrepreneur seeking a rich husband, and she will use any means to get one. Katherine is a stubborn young man who will not be
oppressed... but will Petruchio tame the shrew?  On show from 13-24 August at Sweet Grassmarket.