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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Taming of the Shrew (1978, William Ball)

TitleThe Taming of the Shrew
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorWilliam Ball
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 31 mins
Audiencecollege and university
general public
high school
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (recording)


Recording of the Joseph Papp 1978 Taming of the Shrew. There is an archival copy in the TOFT (Theatre on Film and Tape) Collection. For further information, see also Kiss Me, Petruchio (605), a documentary based on this production, which is in general distribution

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

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorWilliam Ball
DirectorKirk Browning
ProducerKen Campbell
ProducerCharlene Harrington
ComposerLee Holby
Technical DirectorRick Bennewitz
Stage ManagerFrank Crawford
MakeupJames Catonia
CostumesRobert Fletcher
HairJack Mei Ling
LightingJeff Engel
AudioLarry Stephens
CameraMike Keeler
EngineerTom Farmer
ProductionRalph Funicello
GraphicsJohn Anthes
VideotapeGirish Bhargava
OtherBarry Brown
OtherHank Geving
OtherDonovan Jones
VideoMark Sanford

Company Overview

Playgroup American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell