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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Taming of the Shrew (1981, Peter Dews)

TitleThe Taming of the Shrew
Release LocationsCanada
DirectorPeter Dews
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 33 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (recording)


A video recording of a summer 1981 stage production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Festival. A copy is housed in the TOFT (Theatre on Film and Tape) Collection at the New York Public Library. It may be viewed by apppointment (see below). This same production was used also for the excerpts from Shrew that appear in the CBC Stratford "From Page to Stage" series (606, below)

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

KateSharry Flett
BiancaLynne Griffin
BaptistaBarney O'Sullivan
LucentioMax Helpmann
LucentioPeter Hutt
PetruchioLen Cariou
GremioBeattie Rod
TranioColm Feore
GrumioLewis Gordon
SlyDesmond Ellis

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Dews
ProducerNorman Campbell
ComposerNorman Symonds
Adaptor/TranslatorMichael Schonberg
LightingHarry Frehner
ProductionSusan Benson

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell