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Re: Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 322. Tuesday, 17 November 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Robert F. O'Connor <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 23:25:59 EST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(2)	From: 	PATRICIA E. GALLAGHER  <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 8:58:37 -0600 (CST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHREW variation
 
(3)	From: 	William Proctor Williams <TB0WPW1@NIU.bitnet>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 10:53 CST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(4)	From: 	John Cox <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 13:22 EST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(5)	From: 	Michael Friedman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 16:47:27 -0500 (EST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
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Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 23:25:59 EST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
I have seen a video-tape of the 'Shrew' production with Meryl Streep as Kate -
Raoul Julia played Petruchio.  It was part of the New York 'Shakespeare in the
Park' season some years ago.
 
Strangely enough, I saw excerpts of the same production -- cut with interviews
with both Streep and Julia -- used for a US Catholic Education Commission (or
whatever it's called over there) religious education film.  I don't remember
any details about that as I'm afraid I was only relieving at the school in
question!
 
The original is available in some specialty video outlets, however.
 
ROC
 
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From: 		PATRICIA E. GALLAGHER  <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 8:58:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 	Re: SHREW variation
 
There was a SHREW performed in Central Park at the NY Shakespeare Festival with
Raul Julia and Meryl Streep several years ago. Those performances are
frequently taped, and those tapes are usually available at the NYPL at Lincoln
Center. I can't say for sure that it has been taped, but I think it is very
likely. You might contact the NYPL to see if that tape is available, and where.
 
Patricia Gallagher
 
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From: 		William Proctor Williams <TB0WPW1@NIU.bitnet>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 10:53 CST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
I believe the Streep Kate was done in New York in Central Park(?)
and was filmed.  I have heard there is a video tape of it
but have not seen it.
 
William Proctor Williams      TB0WPW1@NIU
 
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From: 		John Cox <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 13:22 EST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
Streep played Katherine opposite Raul Julia's Petruchio in 1978.  It was a
New York Shakespeare Festival production at the Delacorte Theater in Central
Park, directed by Wilford Leach.  The production was videotaped, and I have
seen it, but I don't know where it can be obtained now.  Both Streep and Julia
were interviewed during the production, as they came off stage.  The questions
were directed to the way they felt about their characters as modern players
performing parts in an apparently blatantly sexist play.  A black-and-white
photograph from the production is on the inside back cover of the Bantam
Shakespeare edition of *Taming of the Shrew,* but it doesn't tell you much.
That's where I got all the details of the production, though.
 
Cheers,
 
John Cox
 
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Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 16:47:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
	The "SHREW variation with Meryl Streep as Kate" referred to by Rasa
Hollender is a PBS program called "Kiss Me, Petruchio," which intersperses
clips from the Papp Central Park production of SHREW with interviews with
Streep and her co-star, Raul Julia.  It's a very funny and revealing look at
the gender issues in the play, and it's just long enough to take up a 75
minute class period with room for discussion.  I don't own a copy, but there
is a version in the St. John's University English Department Video
Collection in Collegeville, MN, where I taught for a year.  I don't know if
it is available for rent anywhere.
 
						Michael Friedman
						Friedman@Scranton
 

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