Taming Of The Shrew - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
Taming Of The Shrew
"I am as peremptory as she proud-minded.
And where two raging fires meet together
They do consume the thing that makes them fury."
Starring John Cleese and Susan Penhaligon...
Baptista, a Paduan gentleman, has two daughters, Katherine and Bianca. Bianca is beautiful, sweet tempered and obedient and several suitors seek her hand in marriage. Baptista, however, insists that Katherine, just as beautiful but sharp-tongued and rebellious., must be married first. The only man willing to court her is the equally feisty Petruchio, a stranger from Verona in search of a rich wife.
Shakespeare's comic confrontation between the sexes is rich with sparkling wit and great characterisation. This production was admired for Jonathan Miller's fidelity to Elizabethan social mores and for an outstanding cast including John Cleese, whose portrayal of Petruchio won unanimous critical acclaim.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)