The taming of the shrew


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
0739815002601, 739815002601


General Note
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
General Note
Special features: about Ambrose; list of 'the most popular and widely used versions of Shakespeare's plays'; previews ; DVD-ROM access to the complete script in Microsoft Word document format (system requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive)
Creation/Production Credits
Production by Jonathan Miller; senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; music composed by Stephen Oliver ; video tape editor, Howard Dell.
Simon Chandler (Lucentio), Anthony Pedley (Tranio), John Franklyn-Robbins (Baptista), Frank Thornton (Gremio), Sarah Badel (Katherine), Jonathan Cecil (Hortensio), Susan Penhaligon (Bianca), Harry Waters (Biondello), John Cleese (Petruchio), David Kincaid (Grumio), Bev Willis (Baptista's Servant), Angus Lennie (Curtis), Harry Webster (Nathaniel), Gil Morris (Philip), Leslie Sarony (Gregory), Derek Deadman (Nicholas), Denis Gilmore (Peter), John Bird (Pedant), Alan Hay (Tailor), David Kinsey (Haberdasher), John Barron (Vincentio), Joan Hickson (Widow), Tony Martell (Officer).
Date/Time and Place of Event
Taped June 18-24, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
This comic confrontation between the sexes is one of the most frequently-staged Shakespeare plays. Its sparkling wit and rich characterizations are matched with an outstanding cast. Dr. Miller's production portrays Petruchio as an early Puritan, to reflect his view that the play is about the need to set up a sober household.
System Details
English, with optional English subtitles.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Miller, J., Cleese, J., Badel, S., Franklyn-Robbins, J., Penhaligon, S., Chandler, S., & Shakespeare, W. (2003). The taming of the shrew . Ambrose Video Pub..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jonathan Miller et al.. 2003. The Taming of the Shrew. New York: Ambrose Video Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jonathan Miller et al.. The Taming of the Shrew New York: Ambrose Video Pub, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Miller, Jonathan, et al. The Taming of the Shrew Ambrose Video Pub., 2003.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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