The Taming of the shrew / by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller

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Formats: Electronic Resource, Video Recording, DVD, Optical disc
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000?]
Series: complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Added Titles: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Taming of the shrew
Analytic Titles: Taming of the shrew
Additional Authors: Miller, Jonathan, 1934-
Cleese, John
Badel, Sarah
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Time-Life Television
Ambrose Video Publishing
Notes: 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
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980
Taped June 18-24, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format
DVD
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
OCLC Number: 46358837