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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Taming of the Shrew (1986, Will Mackenzie)

TitleThe Taming of the Shrew
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorWill Mackenzie
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (abridgment)


A radically altered version "from an idea by William 'Budd' Shakespeare" performed by the cast of the enormously popular ABC-TV series, "Moonlighting."

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

Maddie/KateCybil Shepherd
BiancaAllyce Beasley
BaptistaKenneth Macmillan
David/PetruchioBruce Willis

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorWill Mackenzie

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell