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Taming of the Shrew, The

Alternative title
Shakespeare Re-Told Shakespeare Retold
Synopsis
A modern television version of Shakespeare’s play with contemporary dialogue. Katherine Minola is a talented, single, and quick-tempered, politician who is put under pressure to marry by her family and her political party.
Series
Shakespeare-Told
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Nov 2005 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Dave Richards
Producer
Diederick Santer
Writer
Sally Wainwright
Cast
Shirley HendersonKatherine Minola (Katherina)
Rufus SewellPetruchio (Petruchio)
Jaime MurrayBianca Minola (Bianca)
Federico ZeniTranio (Tranio)
Santiago CabreraLucentio (Lucentio)
Stephen TompkinsonHarry Kavanagh (Hortensio)

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Combined on 1 DVD with the other 3 dramas in the series. Also available as a download from BBC Store
History
Shown on BBC America August 2006
Reviews
Calvo, Clara & A.J. Hoenselaars, ‘Shakespeare Uprooted: The BBC and ShakespeareRe-Told (2005)' in Shakespearean International Yearbook 8 (2008), pp. 82-96.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://store.bbc.com/shakespeare-told
Online price
£3.99
Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

Horsebridge Productions

Archive

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
customerservices@acorndvd.com
Web
http://www.acorndvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7627 250
Address
55 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5SQ
Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website

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