Friday, January 21, 2011

Taming of the Shrew RADIO!

Re: Emma's post on not-so-great movies of The Taming of the Shrew, something I've noticed that is so important for a Shakespeare production (film or live performance) is pacing - good speed, good tempo. If the lines come too slowly, I personally start to feel very tired and restless. But happily, in our adventures poking around the deep recesses of youtube, Emma and I found this cool clip from an audio version of The Taming of the Shrew with Peter O'Toole and Sian Phillips. Now here's some good pacing!

(Note that this clip goes straight from Act 2 scene 1 into Act 4 scene 1 with no break.)

Also, as can be clearly seen from our continued enthusiasm for The Taming of the Shrew into what officially is Henry VI's week, Emma and I won't be confining ourselves to commenting on the plays only in the week in which we read them - as long as we're still excited about the work, we'll continue to share and think about the plays for a few weeks after their official time the spotlight.

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