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Taming Of The Shrew, The (BBC 1980, John Cleese, Susan Penhaligon)

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Shakespeare’s comedy of warring lovers, part of the BBC’s attempt to film the complete canon of the great Bard’s plays. Blessed with a fabulous central performance from John Cleese and directed by Beyond The Fringe alumni Jonathan Miller.

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JOHN CLEESE as Petruchio
SARAH BADEL as Kate
SIMON CHANDLER as Lucentio
ANTHONY PEDLER as Tranio
JONATHAN CECIL as Hortensio
JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS as Baptista
SUSAN PENHALIGON as Bianca
HARRY WATERS as Blondello
ANGUS LENNIE as Curtis

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Writer: William Shakespeare
Music: Stephen Oliver
Producer and Director: Jonathan Miller

UK / BBC (The BBC Television Shakespeare) / 1×180 minute episode / 1980