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Kiss Me, Petruchio (1981, Christopher Dixon)

TitleKiss Me, Petruchio
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorChristopher Dixon
MediumColor video
Length58 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (documentary)


A documentary based on a summer 1978 production by the New York City Shakespeare company at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park of The Taming of the Shrew (see 602.1 above). Behind-the-scenes interviews with Meryl Streep and Raul Julia are intertwined with episodes from the play to provide insights into theatrical art

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

KateMeryl Streep
BiancaDeborah Rush
Baptista MinolaMax Gulack
LucentioJames Lally
PetruchioRaul Julia
HortensioLarry Pine
GrumioJoel Brooke

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorChristopher Dixon
DirectorWilford Leach
ProducerJoseph Papp
EditorPhilip Schopper
ComposerRichard Weinstock
CostumesPatricia McGourty
LightingJennifer Tipton
SoundFrank Stettner
PhotographyJack Churchill

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell