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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Godfrey Tearle and Mary Hinton perform as Petruccio and Kate in this radio version of the play adapted for radio and produced by Peter Creswell. With incidental music played by the BBC Variety Orchestra under the direction of Kneale Kelley.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
10 Mar 1935 at 17:35 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No recording extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Kneale Kelley
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
Mary HintonKatherina
Godfrey TearlePetruchio
Charles LefeauxBaptista Minola
Evelyn NeilsonBianca
Alexander Wynne 
Carleton HobbsGrumio
Charles HickmanLucentio
Ethel LodgeHostess
Geoffrey TooneHortensio
George DevineRich Lord (Lord)
Kenneth Villiers 
Lindesay Baxter 
Malcolm Graeme 
Peter Grisewood 
Peter VokesPage (Servant)
Richard GooldenGremio
Stuart Bull 
Stuart RobertsonChristopher Sly
Sybil Grove 

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The Radio Times listing, announcing the broadcast of "Godfrey Tearle and Mary Hinton in the Witty and pleasant conceited Comedy called The Taming of the Shrew", playfully alludes to the title of an anonymous play published in 1594, which is believed to be a plagiarism of Shakespeare’s play: A Pleasant Conceited Historie, called The taming of a Shrew. As it was sundry times acted by the Right honorable the Earle of Pembrook his servants.
As Petruchio Godfrey Tearle performs a part he never played before.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Radio Times, BBC Programme Records 1933-1935

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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