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The taming of the shrew

Author: Jonathan MillerJohn CleeseSarah BadelJohn Franklyn-RobbinsSusan PenhaligonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., ©2003.
Series: Comedies of William Shakespeare; Shakespeare plays.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Document : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Dr.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Television plays
Television adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Miller; John Cleese; Sarah Badel; John Franklyn-Robbins; Susan Penhaligon; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service,; Time-Life Television,; Ambrose Video Publishing,
OCLC Number: 46358837
Language Note: English dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC series, The Shakespeare plays, in 1980.
Bonus features: DVD-ROM access to the complete script in Microsoft Word document format (system requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive).
Credits: Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; video tape editor, Howard Dell ; music composed by Stephen Oliver.
Performer(s): 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).
Event notes: Taped June 18-24, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1.
Contents: Act I : Lucentio & Tranio arrive ; Lucentio has fallen in love ; Bianca gets a tutor --
Act II : Katherine chases Bianca ; Petruchio pressures Baptista ; Baptista, Gremio & Tranio enter --
Act III : The day before Katherine's wedding ; Everyone has gathered for the wedding ; Tranio & Lucentio stay behind --
Act IV : Grumio arrives complaining ; Kate starves at Petruchio's house ; Tranio & Vincentio --
Biondello takes Lucentio & Bianca to the church ; Lucentio throws a banquet ; Kate is the first wife to come.
Series Title: Comedies of William Shakespeare; Shakespeare plays.
Other Titles: Taming of the shrew (Television program : 1980)
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller.

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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. Dr. Miller's production portrays Petruchio as an early Puritan, to reflect his view that the play is about the need to set up a sober household.

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