King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »
Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great ... See full summary »
This came in a box of four DVD's put out by the CBC; it was taped during a live performance at Stratford, Ontario in 1988. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I had to grit my teeth to get through the BBC production that starred John Cleese and Sarah Badel--I found Cleese just too brutal as he attempted to tame Badel. Colm Feore and Goldie Semple are much more restrained and therefore more believable in their roles. The final scene is moving and right as it grows naturally out of the character's progress through the story.
The setting is Italy in the 1950's which is colourful and emotionally right. The sports cars and Cinzano awnings are appropriate and fun.
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