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Title The taming of the shrew [videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller.

Imprint New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  822.33 Q3T152 2001    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. Comedy
Cast Simon Chandler (Lucentio), Anthony Pedley (Tranio), John Franklyn-Robbins (Baptista), Frank Thornton (Gremio), Sarah Badel (Katherine), Jonathan Cecil (Hortensio), Susan Penhaligon (Bianca), Harry Waters (Biondello), John Cleese (Petruchio), David Kincaid (Grumio), Bev Willis (Baptista's Servant), Angus Lennie (Curtis), Harry Webster (Nathaniel), Gil Morris (Philip), Leslie Sarony (Gregory), Derek Deadman (Nicholas), Denis Gilmore (Peter), John Bird (Pedant), Alan Hay (Tailor), David Kinsey (Haberdasher), John Barron (Vincentio), Joan Hickson (Widow), Tony Martell (Officer).
Credits Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; music composed by Stephen Oliver ; video tape editor, Howard Dell.
Note Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
Event Taped June 18-24, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Note DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
System Details System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Summary The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience.
Genre/Form Television plays.
Television adaptations.
Added Author Miller, Jonathan, 1934-
Cleese, John.
Badel, Sarah.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time-Life Television.
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Added Title BBC TV Shakespeare (Television program)
Standard No. 739815002601

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