HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. This installment presents William Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." Baptista of Padua has a younger daughter, Bianca, with many suitors, but he must first marry off the elder, shrewish Katharine. Petruchio of Verona, intrigued by the challenge of taming Katharine and desirous of her dowry, weds the reluctant older sister. By dint of "killing her with kindness," he convinces his bride that her safest course is to do as he bids. In the final scene, Kate outdoes her now married sister in wifely devotion and obedience, and she and Petruchio put the seal on their match and the play with a final kiss. Includes commercials.

(This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: March 18, 1956 Sunday 4:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:29:18
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T:61952
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark cards and gifts

CREDITS

    • Maurice Evans … Producer
    • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
    • Mildred Freed Alberg … Associate Producer
    • Lehman Engel … Music by
    • Tony Charmoli … Choreographer
    • William Shakespeare … Writer
    • Michael Hogan … Adapted by
    • William Nichols … Adapted by
    • Maurice Evans … Cast, Petruchio
    • Lilli Palmer … Cast, Katharine
    • Diane Cilento … Cast, Bianca
    • Philip Bourneuf … Cast, Baptista
    • Jerome Kilty … Cast, Grumio
    • Douglas Watson … Cast, Hortensio
    • John Colicos … Cast, Lucentio
    • Robinson Stone … Cast, Vincentio
    • Jack Fletcher … Cast, the Tailor
    • Ronald Long … Cast, Biondello
    • Will B. Able … Cast, Curtis
    • Mara Lynn … Cast, Wedding Dancer
    • Paul Godkin … Cast, Wedding Dancer