Kiss me Petruchio

United States, 1979

Film
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An amusing, fast-paced documentary based on the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” starring Meryl Streep and Raul Julia. The film goes behind the scenes to find out what makes the 400-year-old play relevant to audiences today. Combines excerpts from the performance, with comments by the leading actors and members of the audience.

Credits

co-director

Christopher Dixon

Wilford Leach

producer

Joseph Papp

production company

New York Shakespeare Festival

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34420

Subject categories

Adaptations

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Drama

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Criticism and interpretation

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Music & Performing Arts → Actors

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Music & Performing Arts → Theater - Production and direction

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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