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Taming of the Shrew , The

Synopsis
Television series. In the first episode of this workshop documentary series on 7 of Shakespeare’s plays, Michael Bogdanov, associate director at the National Theatre, leads a group of NT actors through aspects of Shakespeare’s plays in front of an interrogative and lively audience. The focus is on the question whether Shakespeare’s play debases women, or shows how women are debased.
Directed for television by Mary McMurray, with David Deutsch as Executive Producer and Naomi Sargant as commissioning editor.
Series
Shakespeare Lives
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
5 Jan 1983 at 18:30 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Mary McMurray
Producer
David Deutsch; Mike Ockrent; Victor Glynn
Editor
Naomi Sargant
Contributor
Ian Brooker; Michael Bogdanov; Shiraishi Kayoko; Timothy Douglas
Cast
Suzanne BertishKatherina
Daniel MasseyPetruchio
Bill Wallis 
Caroline Langrishe 
Clive Arrindell 
Dinsdale Landen 
John Darrell 
John Labanowski 
Joss Buckley 
Meg Wynn Owen 
Michael Bryant 

Additional Details

Theatre
Roundhouse, London
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
gender representation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Workshops

Notes

History
Shown in two 30-minute parts. Part 2 was broadcast 12 January 1983
Reviews
Source: Channel 4 Press Information Pack, Saturday 8th - Friday 14th January 1983.

Production Company

Name

Quintet Films

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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