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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
A video recording of William Leach’s stage production for the New York New Wave Festival recorded for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Jaime Caro. Meryl Streep is Kate and Raul Julia, Petruchio.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Aug 1978
Duration
142 mins

Credits

Director
Wilford Leach
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Richard Weinstock
Production Design
Wilford Leach
Costume
Patricia McGourty
Contributor
Jaime Caro
Cast
Meryl StreepKatherina
Raul JuliaPetruchio
Max GulackBaptista Minola
Deborah RushBianca
John FerraroTranio
James LallyLucentio
Joel BrooksGrumio
John BottomsGremio
Nicholas WoodestonBiondello
Richard ZabelBartholomew
Tom CostelloChristopher Sly

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New Wave Festival, New York
Related items
Kiss Me, Petruchio

Notes

History
The production ran August 3-September 3 1978. A documentary, KISS ME, PETRUCHIO, on the making of this production was broadcast on PBS 16 November 1981 and subsequently released on video/DVD.
Reviews
Clive Barnes, ‘Shakespeare in New York City’, Shakespeare Quarterly 30 (1979) pp 184-88. Review article.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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