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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1995 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Gale Edwards with Josie Lawrence as Katherine and Michael Siberry as Petruchio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2 May 1995
Duration
152 mins

Credits

Director
Gale Edwards
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Production Design
Russell Craig
Costume
Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Cast
Josie LawrenceKatherina
Michael SiberryPetruchio
Clifford RoseBaptista Minola
Blackwood. TillyBianca
Mark LockyerTranio
Alice HoggServant
Alice HoggSugarsop
Christopher RobbieVincentio
Daniel GoodeBiondello
David FredericksonHuntsman
Dermot KerriganLucentio
Don GallagherHuntsman
Don GallagherTailor
Don GallagherPeter
Gary TaylorHuntsman
Gary TaylorCurtis
Godfrey WaltersHuntsman
Godfrey WaltersWalter
James HayesGremio
Josie LawrenceChristopher Sly’s wife
Justin ShevlinRafe
Justin ShevlinHuntsman
Justin ShevlinHaberdasher
Leon TannerGabriel
Leon TannerPedant
Michael SiberryChristopher Sly
Paul BentallLord
Robert ArnoldHuntsman
Robin NedwellGrumio
Timothy DaviesHortensio
Tracy SweetinburghWidow

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
"Russell Craig’s stage settings and Marie-Jeanne Lecca’s spectacularly bizarre costumes locate the production deep in the realms of a modernish dream-land. Craig fashions this world as a cluster of mobile two-tier towers in heliotrope and purple. From then, the wild mix of fashion styles and a succession of camp surprises characterise the action." Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard 24 April 1995.
History
Press night 21 April 1995
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Holland, Peter Shakespeare Survey 49 (1996), pp 235-67 espec. 255-57.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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