The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Director: John Allison Cast: Karen Austin, Franklyn Seales, Bruce Davison



John Allison's The Taming of the Shrew (1981), starring Karen Austin and the late Franklyn Seales, has come to DVD in an inexpensive edition from Direct Video Distribution. Done for television on videotape and deliberately aimed at American audiences -- by avoiding any English accents -- it has transferred well to disc, with decent color, but a somewhat uneven audio track. The early part of the play has a good, healthy volume and presence, but at 30 minutes into the program, the volume and presence fade somewhat, making an adjustment necessary, and then it returns to the previous level. In any case, the flaw seems to be in the original taping, and the producers appear to have done as much as it was possible to do about correcting it, without distorting the other sound values. The play has been given 14 chapter breaks and no bonus features. The disc opens automatically to a menu offering complete play and chapter access options.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2001
UPC: 0032031215894
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:55:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Act 1
1. Opening Credits [:38]
2. A Stranger? [11:30]
3. Leaving Verona [12:07]
0. Act 2
4. "Wrong Me Not" [9:33]
5. "Father Tis Thus" [12:38]
0. Act 3
6. "Fiddler Forbear" [6:49]
7. "No Shame But Mine" [11:20]
0. Act 4
8. "A Man So Beaten" [5:23]
9. Kill With Kindness [6:33]
10. "Why Marry Me?" [17:10]
0. Act 5
11. The Real Vincentio [6:52]
12. "Kiss Me Kate" [3:11]
13. The Wager [8:32]
14. Closing Credits [2:47]

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