Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew / Shakespeare's Globe

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Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tells the tale of the sharp-tongued Kate, who must marry before her younger sister, Bianca, is allowed to find a suitor. Undaunted by her waspish reputation, Petruchio attempts to woo the not-so-fair maiden, but is faced with a tirade of poisonous insults. Samantha Spiro stars as cantankerous Kate, capable of knocking a grown man down with her fist. With a stellar supporting cast, the production is a triumph, thanks to its ‘riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick’ (The Daily Telegraph). Filmed in High Definition and true Surround Sound.


"This is a crowd-pleasing production...and the laughs come thick and fast" (The Evening Standard)

"Toby Frow balances the play’s startling cruelty with exuberant comic energy...This intelligent and energetic production finds the tenderness in the text, and sends its audience home amused, exhilarated, but also disturbed — which is as it should be." (The Telegraph)

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 07, 2022

  • Catalog Number: OA 1113D

  • UPC: 809478011132

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Renaissance

  • Composer: William Shakespeare

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe


  1. The Taming of the Shrew

    Composer: William Shakespeare

    Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe

    Performer: Toby Frow (Director), Samantha Spiro (Kate), Simon Paisley Day (Petruchio), Sarah MacRae (Bianca), Pip Donaghy (Baptista Minola), Michael Bertenshaw, Pearce Quigley (Grumio), Joseph Timms (Lucentio), Helen Weir (Widow), Tom Anderson (Curtis), Jamie Beamish (Tranio), David Beames (Vincentio/Tailor), Patrick Driver (Pedant), Tom Godwin (Biondello), Rick Warden (Hortensio), Chris Keegan (Nathaniel/Servant)