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The Taming of the Shrew (1976)

San Francisco's A.C.T. company presents Shakespeare's classic take with a Commedia dell'Arte flair, as if it were a inn yard performance by a traveling company.

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A contemporary version of William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," in which a guy attempts to woo a woman, who is not in the least bit interested in him.

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Ron Boussom ...
Grumio (as Ronald Boussom)
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Lucentio (as Stephen St. Paul)
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San Francisco's A.C.T. company presents Shakespeare's classic take with a Commedia dell'Arte flair, as if it were a inn yard performance by a traveling company.

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Comedy | Romance

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10 November 1976 (USA)  »

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La fierecilla domada  »

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Originally broadcast on Great Performances (1971). See more »

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Version of Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (1961) See more »

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Best Version of Shakespeare Ever
28 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this originally in my Shakespearean Comedy course. I've always enjoyed Shakespeare for the language, but frankly, a lot of the dialogue loses a lot over the years.

This brought it back, made me see and feel what Shakespeare's target audience did.

*This* is how it looked at the Globe. Forget the modern productions with the elaborate costumes and big-name stars.

Minimal sets, broad...almost vaudevillian...acting, knowing winks at the audience, letting the *acting* and the words carry the entire enterprise.

If you can find a copy of this gem, you'll understand why Shakespeare is known as THE Bard.


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