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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1999 touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Lindsay Posner with Monica Dolan as Katherine and Stuart McQuarrie as Petruchio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
18 Dec 1999
Duration
172 mins

Credits

Director
Lindsay Posner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gary Yershon
Production Design
Ashley Martin-Davis
Cast
Monica DolanKatherina
Stuart McQuarriePetruchio
Colin McCormackBaptista Minola
Charlotte RandleBianca
Louis HilyerTranio
Anwen Hughes-RobertsMaid (Servant)
Christopher WilkinsonGremio
Colin McCormackLord
Jo Stone-FewingsLucentio
John Lloyd FillinghamHuntsman 1 (Huntsman)
John Lloyd FillinghamGrumio
Katherine GriceWidow
Katherine GriceHostess
Maxwell HutcheonServingman 2 (Servant)
Maxwell HutcheonNathaniel
Maxwell HutcheonHaberdasher
Nicholas BlaneCurtis
Nicholas BlaneServingman (Servant)
Nicholas BlanePedant
Ryan PopeBiondello
Ryan PopeBartholomew
Ryan PopePhilip
Sam TroughtonTailor
Sam TroughtonServingman 3 (Servant)
Simon CoatesHuntsman 2 (Huntsman)
Simon CoatesHortensio
Stuart McQuarrieChristopher Sly

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The Christopher Sly scenes are in modern dress.
History
Press night at The Pit 27 October 1999.
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
Billington, Michael. The Guardian (29 October 1999) p. 25

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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