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The taming of the shrew

Shakespeare, W. and Tampalini, S. (1986) The taming of the shrew. [Play] [Creative Output]


This production of The Taming of the Shrew added some new twists to the classic war between the sexes. While the amateur dramatic society of an Australian-Italian country town tries to get its version of "The Shrew" onto the boards, our "real" Kate and Petruchio fight out the preliminary battles of the war that will be their marriage. Against the backdrop of Kate's home-town, the rep's rehearsals and Petruchio's feisty courtship of the Shrew become hilariously entangled.

The three levels of the Shakespearian New Fortune Theatre become the three floors of a country town hotel, complete with wrought iron balconies. The New Fortune Theatre is the only theatre in the world built to the known dimensions of the Elizabethian stage playhouse to which Shakespeare tailored most of his plays.

Item Type: Creative Output
Written byShakespeare, W.
DirectorNeeme, A.
DesignerTampalini, Serge
Lighting designerDoyle, J.
ActorVolska, A.
ActorBell, J.
ActorGraham, M.
ActorJarvis, T.
ActorHannah, R.
ActorCarter, D.
ActorWilcox, R.
ActorLoney, M.
ActorTaylor, R.
ActorMalcolm, G.
ActorJones, L.
ActorLayton, L.
ActorBateman, S.
ActorNewton, V.
ActorLow, R.
ActorNichols, A.
ActorHovane, M.
ActorBennett, A.
ActorPearce, N.
Company Credits: New Fortune Theatre
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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