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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

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Despite complaints that it is the most chauvinistic play ever written, The Taming of the Shrew continues after 400 years to be one of Shakespeare’s biggest crowd-pleasers.

Richard Monette’s rollicking Stratford treatment is set in a colourful Italy of the 1950’s. Colm Feore depicts a Petruchio as a swaggering leather-jacketed street bandit who roars up to marry Kate (Goldie Semple) on a sporty Lambretta. As raucous and rousing as an Italian wine festival, Shakespeare’s favourite battle of the sexes has turned into a party where wits and will power do contest, but the final victor is the belly-laugh.

Produced and directed for CBC-TV by Norman Campbell.

Special Features:
Interview with Colm Feore
History of the Play
Biographies
CBC Trailers
Stratford Festival Weblink
Motion Menus & Scene Selection


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