Taming of the Shrew, The

San Francisco's prize-winning American Conservatory Theater's rowdy commedia dell'arte production incorporates slapstick, pratfall and earthy humor into William Shakespeare's comedy about the two unmarried daughters of a wealthy Italian merchant. While daughter Bianca is genteel and popular, daughter Kate is foul-tempered and strong-willed. No one dares to marry Kate, until Petruchio arrives in Padua and tries his hand at courtship.

"...delivered with such clarity." - The New York Times

1976, Comedy, 120 minutes, Color

Cast: Fredi Olster, Marc Singer, Stephen St. Paul, Sandra Shotwell, William Paterson, Members of the American Conservatory Theater


Written by: William Shakespeare

Music by: Lee Hoiby

Directed by: Kirk Browning


Produced by: Ken Campbell

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater In America 1976


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