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Taming of the Shrew, The

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Shrew
Synopsis
A radio production of Shakespeare’s comedy by Melanie Harris that explores themes of compulsion and obsession within the play. With Gerard McSorley as Petruchio and Ruth Mitchell as Kate. The music is composed by Patrick Dineen.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
17 Sep 2000 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
105 mins

Credits

Director
Melanie Harris
Producer
Melanie Harris
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Patrick Dineen
Cast
Ruth MitchellKatherina
Gerald McSorleyPetruchio
Dave HillBaptista Minola
Julia FordBianca
James QuinnTranio
Burn GormanGrumio
Christopher ColquhounVincentio
Deka WalmsleyHortensio
Jeff HordleyCurtis
Maggie TagneyWidow
Russell DixonGremio
Seamus O’NeillPedant

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Taming of the Shrew, The

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2000, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by director Melanie Harris are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
Broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commerical release.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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