Production Notes

This is a production of the play The Taming of the Shrew (by William Shakespeare) by Royal Shakespeare Company, 25th September 1973 (press night), at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.


A Pedant Denis Holmes
A Tailor John Abbott
An Haberdasher Lloyd McGuire
Baptista Derek Smith
Bianca Louise Jameson
Biondello Nickolas Grace
Christopher Sly Sydney Bromley
Curtis Robert Ashby
Gremio Jeffery Dench
Grumio Brian Glover
Hortensio Anthony Pedley
Hostess Annette Badland
Katherina Susan Fleetwood
Lucentio Peter Machin
Petruchio Alan Bates
Player John Abbott
Player Robert Ashby
Player Alan Bates
Player Jeffery Dench
Player Susan Fleetwood
Player Brian Glover
Player Nickolas Grace
Player Denis Holmes
Player Louise Jameson
Player Peter Machin
Player Colin Mayes
Player Richard Mayes
Player Lloyd McGuire
Player Anthony Pedley
Player Derek Smith
Player David Suchet
Player 1 Charles Keating
The Thirdborough Gavin Campbell
Tranio David Suchet
Villager Ray Armstrong
Villager Wilfred Grove
Villager Catherine Kessler
Villager Leon Tanner
Villager Janet Whiteside
Vincentio Richard Mayes
Widow Janet Whiteside


Designer Farrah
Director Clifford Williams
Light Designer John Bradley
Music by Guy Woolfenden
Playwright William Shakespeare
Tumbling by B H Barry