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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Michael Bogdanov’s production of The Taming of the Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Jonathan Pryce as Petruchio and Paola Dionisotti as Katherina.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
3 May 1979

Credits

Director
Michael Bogdanov
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tony Haynes
Production Design
Chris Dyer
Cast
Paola DionisottiKatherina
Jonathan PrycePetruchio
Paul BrookeBaptista Minola
Zoë WanamakerBianca
Ian CharlesonTranio
Alan Barker 
Allan HendrickBiondello
Anthony HigginsLucentio
Bill Buffery 
Catherine RidingCurtis
Catherine RidingWidow
Conrad AsquithHaberdasher
David LyonHortensio
David SuchetGrumio
Geoffrey FreshwaterPedant
George RaistrickVincentio
Ian Reddington 
James GriffinTailor
Jonathan PryceChristopher Sly
Paul WebsterGremio
Ruby Wax 

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
The production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 4 May 1978.
Reviews
`...Bogdanov, like any intelligent man, clearly finds The Shrew a barbaric and disgusting play...is there any reason to revive a play that seems so totally offensive to our age and society. My own feeling is that it should be put firmly and squarely on the shelf’. Michael Billington, The Guardian (5 May 1978).

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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