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The Taming of the Shrew DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tells the tale of the sharp-tongued Kate, who must marry before her younger sister Bianca is allowed to find a suitor. Undaunted by her waspish reputation, Petruchio attempts to woo the not-so-fair maiden, but is faced with a tirade of poisonous insults. Samantha Spiro stars as cantankerous Kate, capable of knocking a grown man down with her fist. With a stellar supporting cast, the production is a triumph, thanks to its ‘riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick’ (Daily Telegraph). ‘This is a crowd-pleasing production… and the laughs come thick and fast’ – The Evening Standard

Shakespeare's Globe
Curtis: Tom Anderson
David Beames 
 Jamie Beamish
Gremio: Michael Bertenshaw 
Petruchio: Simon Paisley Day
Katherina: Samantha Spiro
Bianca: Sarah MacRae 
Hortensio: Rick Warden

Director: Toby Frow
Designer: Mike Britton
Composer: Richard Hammarton
Choreography: Siân Williams 
Fight Director: Malcolm Ranson
Musical Director: Stephen Bentley-Klein 
Musicians: Robin Jeffrey, Paul Johnson, Alexandria Lawrence, Magnus Mehta 

Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 167 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE
Year: 2012