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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
A production of The Taming of the Shrew, with a heavily cut text, set in the 1950s.
Series
Westinghouse Studio One
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Transmission details
5 Jun 1950 at 20:00 (Channel: CBS)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Paul Nickell
Producer
Worthington Miner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Richard Rychtarick
Cast
Lisa KirkKatherina
Charlton HestonPetruchio
Hiram ShermanBaptista Minola
Sally ChamberlinBianca
Ernest GravesTranio
Arthur O’ConnellCurtis
Carl DonTailor
Florence StanleyWidow
Henry BarnardLucentio
James GannonHortensio
Louis EdmondsGrumio
Rudolph WatsonGremio

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Continuity was narrated in song by Tom Glazer to bridge gaps between the scenes.

Bowling Green State University holds a typescript.
History
Season 2, Episode 39.
Reviews
Kenneth S. Rothwell & Annabell Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: an International Filmography and Videography. London, Mansell, 1990 (entry 589, p. 272-3). Rothwell writes that is is ‘a wonderfully anachronistic interpretation that validates the darkest feminine suspicions about Shakespeare’s Shrew’.

Production Company

Name

CBS Television

Sponsor

Name

Westinghouse Electronic Corporation

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

Online Retailer

Name

Movies Unlimited

Web
http://www.moviesunlimited.com External site opens in new window

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