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Taming of the Shrew, The

Synopsis
Live recording of this gender-swapped production that re-imagines late 16th century Italy as a matriarchy, in which Baptista Minola (played by Amanda Harris) seeks to sell off her son Katherine (Joseph Arkley) to the highest bidder. Enter Petruchia (Claire Price).
Series
RSC Live from Stratford Upon Avon
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2020
Duration
158 mins

Credits

Director
Justin Audibert
Cast
Joseph ArkleyKatherina
Claire PricePetruchia (Petruchio)
Allan HarrisBaptista Minola
James CooneyBianco (Bianca)
Laura ElsworthyTrania (Tranio)
Richard ClewsGrumio
Sophie StantonGremia (Gremio)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
16th Century
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Gender reversal

Notes

General
Broadcast live in cinemas on 5 June 2019. The DVD release includes interviews with the cast.
History
The production ran initially from 19 March until 31 August 2019 in Stratford before going on tour, playing at London’s Barbican from 5 November 2019 to 18 January 2020.

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

Distributor

Name

Retail outlets

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
https://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

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