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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Monday, June 25, 2001

A NEW KATE

The tradition of shrew-taming stories in commedia dell’arte, as well as European and English folk drama, was long established by the time Shakespeare took on the theme for "The Taming of the Shrew" in 1593. Even the opening episode concerning the character Christopher Sly, a drunken sot with a shrewish wife, for whom the play is performed as a kind of fantasy dream-come-true, is a common one in folk tales as old as the "Arabian Nights." Comment

WINE & DINE

Joseph Chirico, founder and owner of Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens, is a true American success story. Comment

A GLORIOUS REVIVAL

"Gypsy," with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is just about as perfect a musical as ever hit Broadway. Add to this Ethel Merman in her last major role, and it’s easy to see why the 1959 musical made Broadway history. Comment

STARS SHINE

LATE NIGHT EATS

Blue Ribbon opened a branch of their acclaimed Manhattan eateries in Park Slope on June 6. Comment