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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Full-length radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced and adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts. With Mary Wimbush as Kate and Joseph O’Conor as Petruchio. The music is collected and arranged by Jeremy Noble.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
9 Aug 1954 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
165 (incl.interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jeremy Noble
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Mary WimbushKatherina
Joseph O’ConorPetruchio
Cyril ShapsBaptista Minola
Denise BryerBianca
Robert ShawTranio
Bryan Powley 
Charles LenoGrumio
David EndersBiondello
Dennis Clinton 
Errol Wilmot 
George HaganBartholomew
Gwen NelsonHostess
Howieson CulffLord
Jack Allen 
John GarsideGremio
Manning WilsonHaberdasher
Michael FinlaysonPedant
Michael TurnerLucentio
Molly RankinWidow
Norman ShelleyChristopher Sly
Richard WaringTailor
Ronald SidneyCurtis
T. St John BarryVincentio
William Avenell 
William FoxHortensio

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 5/8/1954-9/8/1954
History
The broadcast was interrupted by a 15-minute interval for the news at 21:00.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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