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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Katherine and Petruchio (1939)

TitleKatherine and Petruchio
Release LocationsGB
Length53 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (teleplay)


One of the last transmissions of Shakespeare on television before the BBC closed down for the duration of World War II. This was an acting version of the play prepared by David Garrick in 1754

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

KatharineMargaretta Scott
BiancaVera Lindsay
BaptistaBen Webster
PetruchioAustin Trevor
HortensioAlan Wheatley
Biondello/JosephStuart Latham
GrumioIvor Barnard
CurtisDavid Keir
A TailorErik Chitty
NicholasCyprian Bridge
PhilipWilliam Dickinson
NathanielWill Leighton

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerDallas Bower

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell