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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Television version of Peter Dew’s 1981 production of The Taming of the Shrew for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Len Cariou is Petruchio and Sherry Flett is Katherina. Norman Campbell directs for television.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1981
Transmission details
21 Feb 1982 (Channel: CBC)
Duration
153 mins
Availability
Out of distribution

Credits

Director
Norman Campbell; Peter Dews
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Schoberg
Cast
Sharry FlettKatherina
Len CariouPetruchio
Barney O’SullivanBaptista Minola
Lynne GriffinBianca
Colm FeoreTranio
Anthony BekennTailor
Desmond EllisChristopher Sly
Keith DinicolBiondello
Lewis GordonGrumio
Max HelpmannVincentio
Pamela RedfernWidow
Patrick ChristopherHortensio
Peter HuttLucentio
Rod BeattieGremio
Ron HastingsPedant
Stephen CrossCurtis

Additional Details

Theatre company
Shakespeare (Stratford) Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival
Related items
Lean Years (1981-1985), The
Taming of the Shrew, The

Notes

Notes
A video recording of a stage performance is held by the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archives and is catalogued separately. The television broadcast was also released as a video.
Documentation
Accompanying study booklet by Lorraine Kelleher, Langley Park School for Girls, Beckenham, Kent.
Reviews
Reviewed by H.R. Coursen in Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews (Hanover, London: University Press of New England, 1988), p. 285-6.

Production Company

Name

CBC Enterprises

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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