Taming Of The Shrew
William Shakespeare

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Narrated By: Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players

Duration: 2 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

‘My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.’

Bianca is beautiful and demure, with a plethora of wood-be suitors, but marriage is forbidden until her older sister Katherina finds a suitable match. The hitch? Fiery Katherina has sworn to deny the hand or demands of any would-be suitor. That is, until she meets her match in the wily Petrucio. As Katherina’s own sharp tongue is met by Petrucio’s feigned cruelty, the ‘shrew’ apparently capitulates. Or does she?

All of the Shakespeare plays within the ARGO Classics catalogue are performed by the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players. The Marlowe was founded in 1907 with a mission to focus on effective delivery of verse, respect the integrity of texts, and rescue neglected plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the less performed plays of Shakespeare himself. The Marlowe has performed annually at Cambridge Arts Theatre since its opening in 1936 and continues to produce some of the finest actors of their generations.

Thurston Dart, Professor of Music at London University and a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge, directed the music for this production.

The full cast includes: Frank Duncan; Tony Church; Beatrix Lehmann; V.C. Clinton-Baddeley; Dudley Jones; Peter Orr; Derek Godfrey; Donald Layne Smith; David King; Gordon Gardner; Philip Strick; Michael Bates; Peggy Ashcroft; Janette Richer; Freda Dowie.

Genre

Plays, playscripts, Classic & pre-20th century plays, Comedic plays

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