Both from the UK's Guardian -
Link #1 is an examination of the current usage of single gender casting in Shakespeare plays. My favorite part:
"By making the familiar unfamiliar and levelling gender differences,
single-sex casting can make us look afresh at plays that have become an
accepted part of our cultural fabric. This allows audiences to reassess
not only the gender relations in these classics, but also the ways in
which men and women still treat one another in today's society."
Link #2 looks specifically at Taming of the Shrew - and asks Brit actors and directors who've tackled the play in recent years how they interpret a play that often gets called barbaric and mysogynistic. Go here to read!