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Career > > 1979 > Kiss Me, Petruchio

Kiss Me, Petruchio

May 17, 1979 | BBC1 / PBS Television | 90 minutes
Directed by: Christopher Dixon
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.
Cast: 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)

While public sources state the airdate for the programme as January 07, 1981, “Kiss Me, Petruchio” actually first aired on May 17, 1979 on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom.

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