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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Taming of the Shrew (1923, Edwin J. Collins)

TitleThe Taming of the Shrew
Release LocationsGB
DirectorEdwin J. Collins
MediumBlack & white video
Length20 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (abridgment)
SeriesGems of Literature Series


A skeletonized British adaptation of Shrew. In a stock device of the period, each actor is introduced individually in portrait style at the beginning of the picture, which makes for a marvelous opportunity to verify the cast list and credits

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

KatherinaMdlle. Dacia
BiancaCynthia Murtagh
BaptistaGray Murray
LucentioRay Beard
PetruchioLauderdale Maitland
GremioSomers Bellamy

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorEdwin J. Collins
ProducerEdward Godal
Adaptor/TranslatorEliot Stannard
PhotographyArthur Kingston

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell