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2012 Season - Shakespeare's Globe The Taming of the Shrew DVD


The 2012 Globe season production of The Taming of the Shrew.


Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew tells the tale of 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 it's 'riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick' (The Daily Telegraph).


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


Director: Toby Frow

Designer: Mike Britton

Composer: Richard Hammarton

Choreographer: Sian Williams

Fight Director: Macolm Ranson


Directed for the screen by: Ross MacGibbon

DVD Producer: James Whitbourn

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Yvonne Lenders, Melbourne, Australia StarStarStarStarStar
I was fortunate to see this play in 2012-one of the best acted I have seen. Do not miss it!!
Vivian, New York, NY StarStarStarStarStar
I was lucky enough to see this show in London in 2012 and was so very happy the Globe preserved it on DVD. Simon Paisley Day, Samantha Spiro and Toby Frow have put together the rowdiest, most exuberant production of this play you ever will see. A joy from start to finish.