The Taming of the Shrew (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  10 November 1976 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raye Birk ...
Ron Boussom ...
Grumio (as Ronald Boussom)
Barbara Dirickson ...
Bobby F. Ellerbee ...
Rick Hamilton ...
Charles Hyman ...
Daniel Kern ...
Michael Keys Hall ...
Fredi Olster ...
William Paterson ...
Stephen Schnetzer ...
Lucentio (as Stephen St. Paul)
Sandra Shotwell ...


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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Also Known As:

La fierecilla domada  »

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A Lucky Mistake
24 August 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I happened to order online a DVD version of The Taming of the Shrew. When I received the packet the day before yesterday, I found out that it was not the film directed by Franco Zeffirelli that I originally wanted, but some stage production by whoever... I was disappointed that I had made such a silly mistake with ordering something else than I wanted. However, only after a minute or two of watching the performance, I was not entirely sure if it was really a mistake, and when Petruchio stepped on the scene, I suddenly realised that this was actually the luckiest choice of DVD I have ever made. Petruchio and Kate are both so lively and wilful. (I do not want to say that the other actors did not do their best - they are ALL wonderful, but Petruchio and Kate are my favourite characters.) When Kate is weary and sad, Fredi Olster has tears in her eyes... The whole cast are playing for the audience, not for the stage, and they do not miss a chance to communicate with the people. It must have been an exceptional and unforgettable experience to see this performance live. For me, it was exceptional even on the screen, and I am sure I will not forget it - I have already seen it twice...

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