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Cast

Christopher Sly
Bartholomew
Baptista Minola
Vincentio
Katherine (Kate)
Petruchi
Bianca
Lucentio
Gremio
Hortensio
A Pedant
Tranio
Biondello
Grumio
Curtis
Nathaniel
Joseph


Credits

Playwright
Produced by
Staged by
Settings by
Name





Katharine Hepburn
Sir Robert Helpmann












Name

William Shakespeare
Old Vic Company
Michael Brenthall


Tour dates

Tivoli Theatre - Sydney
Premiere: 1955-
Her Majesty's Theatre - Brisbane
Premiere: 1955-
Her Majesty's Theatre - Melbourne
Premiere: 1955-
Theatre Royal - Adelaide
Premiere: 1955-
His Majesty's Theatre - Perth
Premiere: 1955-
Performances: unknown


Plot Summary

Baptista, a rich merchant, has two daughters: Katherine and Bianca. Everyone wants to marry the fair Bianca, but nobody's much interested in Katherine, who with her sharp tounge and fiery temper doesn’t receive any suitors. Baptista declares that he won't give Bianca away in a marriage until he's found a husband for Katherine, the shrew, so all the suitors begin busily hunting out a madman who's willing to do so, and they find Petruchio: a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives hoping to capture a wealthy wife in Padua. When Hortensio warns him about Katharine's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love.


Critics' reviews

In treatment


What Kate had to say

Katharine Hepburn
"We had great fun and we had success."


What fellow actors, the director and friends had to say

In treatment