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Re: The Shrew Tape Mystery
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0220  Tuesday, 9 February 1999.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Feb 1999 08:30:36 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 10.0198 Re: The Shrew Tape Mystery

[2]     From:   Syd Kasten <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Feb 1999 22:14:13 +0200 (IST)
        Subj:   The Shrew Tape Mystery


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Feb 1999 08:30:36 -0800
Subject: Re: The Shrew Tape Mystery
Comment:        SHK 10.0198 Re: The Shrew Tape Mystery

A slight correction.  The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco
has often been called The San Francisco Conservatory on this list.  The
PBS Shrew in question was actually an ACT production, not an SFC
production.  There is no SFC, except for the San Francisco Conservatory
of Music.

Guess where I live.

I don't have SHREW'S date at hand.  I am in my office and my books are
at home.  The easiest to find references are probably the TV/film
edition SHAKESPEARE SURVEY, # 38, I think, and Rothwell's wonderful and
almost comprehensive SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN.  A bit harder to find is
SHAKESPEARE ON TELEVISION, edited by Bullman and Lasardi (?).  If memory
serves, it is listed there as well.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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From:           Syd Kasten <
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Date:           Monday, 8 Feb 1999 22:14:13 +0200 (IST)
Subject:        The Shrew Tape Mystery

The following is a response to a query to the Internet Movie Database
Server Monday, a good site have at your disposal: send your query before
you go to sleep, wake up the next morning with the response in your
mailbox, if not with the specific information you wanted, with all sorts
of other goodies, and without using expensive net time. How to subscribe
is outlined at the end of this message.

Best wishes,
Syd Kasten

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Title:
        .0..00.114      13   8.1  Taming of the Shrew, The (1980) (TV)

URL:

http://www.imdb.com/M/title-exact?Taming%20of%20the%20Shrew%2C%20The%20%2819
80%29%20%28TV%29

Aka Titles:
  BBC Television Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, The (1980) (TV)

Production Company:
  British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [uk]
  Time-Life Television Productions, Inc. [us]

Country of Production:
  UK

Running Time:
  USA:127

Filmed In:
  Color

Release Date:
  UK:23 October 1980

Language:
  English

Summary:
  Baptista has two daughters: Kate and Bianca. Everyone wants  to  wed
  the  fair  Bianca,  but  nobody's  much interested in problem child,
  Kate. Baptista  declares  that  he  won't  give  Bianca  away  in  a
  marriage  until  he's  found  a husband for Kate, so all the suitors
  begin busily hunting out a madman who's willing to do it,  and  they
  find  Petruchio: a man who's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. And
  Petruchio marries Kate with a plan  to  tame  her,  while  everybody
  else begins scheming to win Bianca's hand.

Summary by:
  Kathy Li <
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Genres:
  Comedy  based-on-play  shakespeare

Producer:
  Jonathan Miller (I)

Director:
  Jonathan Miller (I)

Writer: (alphabetical order)
  William Shakespeare (play)

Composer:
  Stephen Oliver (II)

Editor:
  Howard Dell

Production Designer:
  Colin Lowrey

Costume Designer:
  Alun Hughes

Sound:
  Chick Anthony (sound)

Make-Up:
  Eileen Mair (make-up artist)

Complete Cast: (credits order)
  Simon Chandler .................... Lucentio
  Anthony Pedley .................... Tranio
  John Franklyn-Robbins ............. Baptista
  Frank Thornton .................... Gremio
  Sarah Badel ....................... Kate
  Jonathan Cecil .................... Hortensio
  Susan Penhaligon .................. Bianca
  Harry Waters ...................... Biondello
  John Cleese ....................... Petruchio
  David Kincaid ..................... Grumio
  Bev Willis ........................ Baptista's Servant
  Angus Lennie ...................... Curtis
  Harry Webster ..................... Nathaniel
  Gil Morris ........................ Philip
  Leslie Sarony (II) ................ Gregory
  Derek Deadman ..................... Nicholas
  Denis Gilmore ..................... Peter
  John Bird (I) ..................... Pedant
  Alan Hay .......................... Tailor
  David Kinsey ...................... Haberdasher
  John Barron ....................... Vincentio
  Joan Hickson ...................... Widow
  Tony Martell ...................... Officer

Miscellaneous:
  David Snodin (script editor)
  John Treays (lighting)
  John Wilders (literary consultant)

Crew believed to be complete.

Movie Links:
  (version of Taming of the Shrew, The (1908))
  (version of Bisbetica domata, La (1908))
  (version of Taming of the Shrew, The (1911))
  (version of M

 

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