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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 staging of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Lucy Bailey. David Caves is Petruchio and Lisa Dillon is Katharina.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
Lucy Bailey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Eacott
Production Design
Ruth Sutcliffe
Cast
LIsa DillonKatherina
Gavin FowlerPetruchio
Terence WiltonBaptista Minola
Elizabeth CadwalladerBianca
John MarquezTranio
Adrian LukisLord
Colin FarrellPedant
David RintoulGremio
Hiran AbeysekeraPage
Huss GarbiyaBiondello
Janet FullerloveMarion Hackett
Janet FullerloveWidow
Jonathan LivingstoneCurtis
Kieran KnowlesNathaniel
Laura WellsCecily Hackett
Nick HolderChristopher Sly
Paul HerzbergTailor
Paul HerzbergVincentio
Sam SwainsburyHortensio
Simon GregorGrumio
Tom BerishPeter

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1940s
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
A touring production.
Reviews
"... Yet in Bailey’s production something mysterious happens. Dillon speaks it [the speech in which she asks women to put their hands under their husbands’ feet] with such careful consideration - ironic, gentle, with a thrill of anticipation - that it becomes truly moving. This is Dillon’s triumph but it is Caves’s too: they act together as if they are reaching not a truce but an understanding, as if dominance and submission were a tease taken seriously only by the dullards around them.." Susannah Clapp, The Observer (29 January 2012).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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