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Katharine and Petruchio

Alternative title
Catherine and Petruchio
Synopsis
Televised version of the play as adapted by David Garrick in 1758. In contrast to the original, Garrick’s play has no Induction and merely a simplified subplot. Focusing on the Katherine-Petruchio story, it is comprised of three acts instead of five. Produced by Dallas Bower, starring Austin Trevor and Margaretta Scott in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
12 Apr 1939 at 21:25 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy extant

Credits

Director
Dallas Bower
Producer
Dallas Bower
Writer
David Garrick
Music
James Hartley
Costume
Elizabeth Haffenden
Cast
Margaretta ScottKatherina
Austin TrevorPetruchio
Ben WebsterBaptista Minola
Vera LindsayBianca
Alan WheatleyHortensio
Cyprian BridgeNicholas
David KeirCurtis
Erik ChittyTailor
Ivor BarnardGrumio
Stuart LathamBiondello
Will LeightonNathaniel
William DickinsonPhilip

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a television script.
History
One of the last televised Shakespeare productions before the BBC television service closed down for defence reasons.
Textual information
The playtext is based on Catherine and Petruchio (1758), actor and theatre-manger David Garrick’s reworking of the play.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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