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Kiss Me, Petruchio

Synopsis
A documentary about the 1978 stage production of The Taming of the Shrew by the New York City Shakespeare company at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Includes scenes from the production, interviews with Meryl Streep (Kate) and Raul Julia (Petruchio) as well as an introduction by producer Joseph Papp and audience commentary.
Series
Omnibus
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1989
Transmission details
17 May 1979 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
58 mins
Availability
Out of distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
Christopher Dixon
Producer
Joseph Papp
Contributor
Meryl Streep; Raul Julia; Wilford Leach

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Notes
The programme was available on DVD but is not in current distribution (2006).
History
First screened in the US 7 January 1981 by PBS.

Production Company

Name

New York Shakespeare Festival

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
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
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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