Kiss Me, Petruchio

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Release date: January 07, 1981
Directed by: Christopher Dixon
Produced by: PBS Television
Running time: 90 minutes

A documentary about the 1978 stage production of The Taming of the Shrew by the New York City Shakespeare company at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Includes lenghty scenes from the production, interviews with Meryl Streep (Kate) and Raul Julia (Petruchio) as well as an introduction by producer Joseph Papp and audience commentary throughout the intermissions. "Kiss Me, Petruchio" originally aired in January 1981 on PBS and was featured in 1987 as a presentation of "Omnibus" in the United Kingdom.

Raul Julia (Petruchio), Meryl Streep (Katharina), Larry Pine (Hortensio), Deborah Rush (Bianca), John Bottoms (Gremio), Joel Brooks (Grumio), Tom Costello (Christopher Sly), John Ferraro (Tranio), Stanley Flood (Servant), Kathryn Grody (Tavern/ Hostess/ Widow), George Guidall (Vincentio), Max Gulack (Baptista Minola), Stephen Hanan (Servant), Anthony Holland (Lord/ Pedant), Jim Jansen (Player/ Curtis), James Lally (Lucentio), Nicholas Woodeson (Huntsman/ Biondello), Richard Zobel (Bartholemew)