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The Resource The taming of the shrew, by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller ; series producer, Jonathan Miller, (videorecording)

The taming of the shrew, by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller ; series producer, Jonathan Miller, (videorecording)

Label
The taming of the shrew
Title
The taming of the shrew
Statement of responsibility
by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller ; series producer, Jonathan Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew, " Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
IAD
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Taming of the shrew (Television program : 1980)
  • Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Credits note
Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; music composed by Stephen Oliver ; video tape editor, Howard Dell
Date time place
Taped June 18-24, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London
Dewey number
791.45/72
Language note
English, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PR2832.A2
LC item number
C54 2000
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Jonathan
  • Cleese, John
  • Badel, Sarah
  • Franklyn-Robbins, John
  • Penhaligon, Susan
  • Shakespeare, William
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Time-Life Television
  • Ambrose Video Publishing
Runtime
127
Series statement
  • The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare
  • Comedies of William Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Marriage
  • Man-woman relationships
Technique
live action
Label
The taming of the shrew, by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller ; series producer, Jonathan Miller, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on the BBC series, The Shakespeare plays, in 1980
  • Bonus features: 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)
Color
  • multicolored
  • one color
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Act I : Lucentio & Tranio arrive ; Lucentio has fallen in love ; Bianca gets a tutor -- Act II : Katherine chases Bianca ; Petruchio pressures Baptista ; Baptista, Gremio & Tranio enter -- Act III : The day before Katherine's wedding ; Everyone has gathered for the wedding ; Tranio & Lucentio stay behind -- Act IV : Grumio arrives complaining ; Kate starves at Petruchio's house ; Tranio & Vincentio -- Biondello takes Lucentio & Bianca to the church ; Lucentio throws a banquet ; Kate is the first wife to come
Control code
ocm46358837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
File format
one file format
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815002601
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 677797
  • (OCoLC)46358837
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The taming of the shrew, by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; a production by Jonathan Miller ; series producer, Jonathan Miller, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on the BBC series, The Shakespeare plays, in 1980
  • Bonus features: 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)
Color
  • multicolored
  • one color
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Act I : Lucentio & Tranio arrive ; Lucentio has fallen in love ; Bianca gets a tutor -- Act II : Katherine chases Bianca ; Petruchio pressures Baptista ; Baptista, Gremio & Tranio enter -- Act III : The day before Katherine's wedding ; Everyone has gathered for the wedding ; Tranio & Lucentio stay behind -- Act IV : Grumio arrives complaining ; Kate starves at Petruchio's house ; Tranio & Vincentio -- Biondello takes Lucentio & Bianca to the church ; Lucentio throws a banquet ; Kate is the first wife to come
Control code
ocm46358837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
File format
one file format
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815002601
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 677797
  • (OCoLC)46358837
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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