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Tamer Tamed, The

Alternative title
Woman’s Prize, The
Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2003 production of The Tamer Tamed by John Fletcher. The play was first performed in 1611 and is a comedic sequel to Shakespeare’s 1594 play The Taming of the Shrew.The plot switches the gender roles of Shakespeare’s play: the women seek to tame the men. Katherine (the "shrew" of the original) has died, and Petruchio takes a second wife, Maria. Directed by Gregory Doran with Jasper Britton as Petruchio and Alexandra Gilbreath as Maria.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2003
Duration
155 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
John Fletcher (2)
Music
Paul Englishby
Production Design
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Cast
Eve MylesKatherine (Katherina)
Jasper BrittonPetruchio (Petruchio)
Rory KinnearTranio (Tranio)
Alexandra GilbreathMaria
Alistair RobinsAnother Apothecary
Amy FineganMaid
Bramwell DonagheySecond watch
Christopher DncanBluebottle
Christopher GodwinGremio (Gremio)
Daniel BrocklebankRowland
David HorovitchPetronious
Edmund MoriartyApothecary
James StaddonFirst watch
Naomi FrederickLivia
Natasha GordonThe Country Wife
Nicolas TennantGrumio (Grumio)
Oliver MaltmanPeter (Peter)
Patrica GannonThe City Wife
Paul ChahidiHortensio (Hortensio)
Walter HallDoctor

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
Fletcher, John

Notes

Notes
Jasper Britton’s annotated script is available in the Shakespeare Institute Library.
General
The RSC performed The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed together in repertory, both productions directed by Gregory Doran; the first time this had been done since 1633.
History
First performance 5 March 2003. In repertoire until November 8 then on tour in the UK and the Kennedy Centre, Washington, D.C.
Reviews
Loveridge, Lizzie. ‘The Tamer Tamed’. CurtainUp -The Internet Theater Magazine of Reviews, Features, Annotated Listings. www.curtainup.com

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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