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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Televised studio production of the play adapted for screen by Barbara Nixon with Margaret Johnston as Katherina and Stanley Baker as Petruchio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
20 Apr 1952 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
106 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Director
Desmond Davis
Producer
Desmond Davis
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Barbara Nixon
Music
John Huntley
Art Direction
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Margaret JohnstonKatherina
Stanley BakerPetruchio
Ernest JayBaptista Minola
Sheila Shand-GibbsBianca

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 1.889 (BBC Play Library)
Figures
Reaction Index 75. The largest audience to date for a Shakespeare play screened on a Sunday (BBC Audience Research). The Reaction Index is a measurement of the quality and success of the programme with the audience who had watched it. It is based on a range of 0 to 100.)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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