Prefaces to Shakespeare | The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Paola Dionisotti gives her personal views of the play which she sees as an intricate weave of farce and wit shot with black threads of mental cruelty, as Kate and Petruchio enact their 'battle of the sexes'. But who Is the victor; and what is the victory? Dionisotti played Katherina in Michael Bogdanov’s celebrated 1978 Royal Shakespeare Company production


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 26'35''
  • Broadcast date: 1980

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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