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Title The Taming of the Shrew
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Shrew Ad 5
Primary Association Moore, John
Associated Names Kemble, John Philip; Johnstone, R. ; Abbott, Mrs.; Fisher, Charles; Parker, A.; Plunkett, C.; Rea, Mrs. Frank; Booth, Edwin; Edward, Mrs.; Davenport, L.
Theatre Burton's New; Academy of Music; Fifth Avenue
Place of Production New York; Troy
Country of Production United States
Date of Production 1850s
Description Shakespeare's Katherine and Petruchio. A Comedy taken by David Garrick from The Taming of the Shrew. Fully developed prompt book. Cuts and additions, calls, some scenic indications, grooves, stage business, cues for effects. One gag attributed to Kemble. Playbills for R Johnstone and Mrs Abbott, 1856; C Fisher and Mrs A Parker; C Plunket and Mrs Frank Rea, Troy 1859; Edwin Booth and Mrs Davenport.
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Women and Femininity; Domestic Life
Content Keywords love, money, women, family, gender, reconciliation
Context Keywords characters, costume, publicity, cues, script, business, scenery
Visual Content Character scene illustrations throughout.
Edition Thomas's Burlesque Drama, Katharine and Petruchio, London, 1838
Shattuck Code TS 12
Play The Taming of the Shrew
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.