Shrew Act III, Scene 2 – Newton Pumpkins!

A simply gorgeous day here in Newton.  In the video I say it’s Waltham, but though I was headed there, hadn’t made it yet.  I got caught in the burbs by a sign that read “Pumpkin sale” and couldn’t resist the Indian summer weather.  It was about 5:30, and these pumpkins just glistened and shone from the slanted light.

Fitting perhaps for the top of this scene at the very least.  Kate’s family is all waiting at the alter for Petruccio, who appears to be standing up his bride on the wedding day.  It’s Kate’s first honest-to-god vulnerable moment in the show – she actually has a normal and rather touching reaction to this great fear that no doubt is embedded deep in the feminine psyche.


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