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Episode Info: "I'm a maid mad to marry And will take double-quick Any Tom, Dick or Harry, Any Tom, Harry or Dick!" - Lois Lane / Bianca, in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate We're back with episode 10! Today I explore the critical and theatrical history of The Taming of the Shrew, from folk tales to musicals, from the Victorians to vaudeville, from an overacting Christopher Sly to Hollywood's take on the rebel. Come join me!   You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or download direct from Libsyn. The Patreon campaign is up and running, with bonus Sonnet episodes! We also have a brand spanking new Spotify playlist, which will be updated as we work through the plays. Key links below. You can also visit the bibliography page here, which is a work in progress. Links mentioned: BBC's Upstart Crow Aarne-Thompson classification system for folklore narratives. The story of "Ledasha" 1550s ballad: “A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in Morel’s Skin for Her Good Behaviour” George Gascoigne, Supposes Ovid, Metamorphoses 1601 anecdote about William "the Conqueror" Shakespeare John Fletcher, The Woman's Prize, or the Tamer Tamed (1611) The Enid Blyton Society John Lacy, Sauny the Scot; or, The Taming of the Shrew: A Comedy David Garrick, Catharine and Petruchio 1976 American Conservatory Theatre production on Youtube, starring Marc Singer and Fredi Olster Kiss Me Petruchio (1978) on Youtube The Taming of the Shrew (2012), Globe Theatre production on DVD, starring Samantha Spiro (Kate) and Simon Paisley Day (Petruchio) The Taming of the Shrew (1929), d: Sam Taylor, starring Mary Pickford (Katharina) and Douglas Fairbanks (Petruchio) on Dailymotion The Taming of the Shrew (1967), d: Franco Zeffirelli, starring Elizabeth Taylor (Kate) and Richard Burton (Petruchio) The Taming of the Shrew (1980), BBC, d: Jonathan Miller, starring Sarah Badel (Kate) and John Cleese (Petruchio) Vermeer’s music lesson - copied in Miller's production Pieter Janssens Elinga - Interior with Painter, Woman Reading and Maid Sweeping [1668] The Taming of the Shrew (1994) from Shakespeare: The Animated Tales on Dailymotion 10 Things I Hate About You (1999; d: Gil Junger), starring Julia Stiles (Kat) and Heath Ledger (Patrick) Atomic Shakespeare from Moonlighting, with Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis - cropped version on Youtube ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew (2005; d: David Richards) Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997): Murder Mysteries based on the Bard, including The Taming of Lord Thomas Vinegar Girl (2016) by Anne Tyler, adapted from The Taming of the Shrew as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Wolf-Ferrari, Sly (opera) - review of the 2002 Met Opera production starring Placido Domingo, at the New York Times Kiss Me Kate (1948) by Cole Porter - 1999 production on Youtube Art inspired by The Taming of the Shrew Music clips: Nino Rota, soundtrack to Zeff...
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