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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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Kirk Browning

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raye Birk ... Gremio
Earl Boen ... A Pedant
Ron Boussom Ron Boussom ... Grumio (as Ronald Boussom)
Barbara Dirickson Barbara Dirickson ... Sugarsop
Bobby Ellerbee Bobby Ellerbee ... The Haberdasher (as Bobby F. Ellerbee)
Harry Hamlin ... Mariamo
Rick Hamilton Rick Hamilton ... Tranio
Charles Hyman Charles Hyman ... Camellio
Daniel Kern Daniel Kern ... Biondello
Michael Keys Hall Michael Keys Hall ... Emilio
Deborah May ... A Widow
Fredi Olster Fredi Olster ... Katherina
William Paterson William Paterson ... Baptista
Stephen Schnetzer ... Lucentio (as Stephen St. Paul)
Sandra Shotwell Sandra Shotwell ... Bianca
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fierecilla domada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally broadcast on Great Performances (1971). See more »

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Version of Estudio 1: La fierecilla domada (1979) See more »

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Still the all time best Taming of the Shrew
19 September 2004 | by IrishCJH@aol.comSee all my reviews

Years ago when I first saw this production I was mesmerized. More than a quarter of a century later I can still say that it is the best rendition of "The Taming of the Shrew" that I have ever seen. Thoroughly enjoyable, it appears to follow the original Shakespeare in exactly how I imagine it was meant to be performed for Elizabethan audiences. The actors "played" to the crowd. The bawdy wit was obvious as I am sure it was designed to be. The characters interacted with one another as they would have appeared before an Elizabethan crowd but the dialogue was masterfully spoken in a manner completely understandable to a modern audience.

Marc Singer was wonderful. Truly the best performance of his career.


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