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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Miles Potter’s 2003 production of The Taming of the Shrew for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. The setting spoofs spaghetti Westerns and Petruchio is made-up to resemble Clint Eastwood. Graham Abbey is Petruchio and Seana McKenna is Katherina.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
26 May 2003

Credits

Director
Miles Potter
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Marc Desormeaux
Production Design
Patrick Clark
Cast
Seana McKennaKatherina
Graham AbbeyPetruchio
Paul SolesBaptista Minola
Deborah HayBianca
Jonathan GoadTranio
Aaron FranksCurtis
Barry MacGregorPedant
Brad RudyGremio
Donald CarrierHortensio
Ian DeakinTailor
Kyle BlairLucentio
Les CarlsonVincentio
Paul DunnBiondello
Raymond O’NeillHaberdasher
Wayne BestGrumio

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns; Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory from 26 May-1 November 2003
Reviews
Christopher Hoile, reviewing the production for www.stage-door.com, wrote ‘There’s no point in beating around the sagebrush. "The Taming of the Shrew" that opened Stratford’s 51st season is one
of the worst productions of the play in the Festival’s history. The Wild West setting is not the problem...'.

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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