Forum: Kate – Victim or Victor?

Howard Family Stage 

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, features a complicated heroine. Kate Minola is at odds with her family and her community, and her relationship with Petruchio can inspire strong opinions when viewed through a modern-day lens. But is there more to Kate than meets the eye? What can – or should –  we make of her in 2019?

An on-stage panel digs into these questions, followed by an audience Q&A.


Dr. Patricia Badir (Professor, Dept of English, University of British Columbia)


Lois Anderson (Director, The Taming of the Shrew)
Jennifer Lines (Kate, The Taming of the Shrew)
Paul Budra (Professor & Chair, Dept of English, Simon Fraser University)

Forum Panelists 2018 | Photo: Kristin Szilvassy