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Kiss me, Kate : a musical play / music and lyrics by Cole Porter ; book by Sam and Bella Spewack, based on William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew ; orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennet ; additional orchestrations by Don Walker, Walter Paul, Robet H. Noeltner and Freddie Bretherton ; incidental ballet music arranged by Genevieve Pitot ; critical edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking ; vocal score by Seann Alderking and David Charles Abell.

Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 (Composer). Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 (Librettist). Spewack, Bella Cohen, 1899-1990 (Librettist). Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981 (Arranger). Walker, Don, 1907-1989 (Arranger). Paul, Walter. (Arranger). Noeltner, Robert H. (Arranger). Bretherton, Freddy. (Arranger). Pitot, Genevieve, 1901-1980 (Arranger). Abell, David Charles. (Editor). Alderking, Seann. (Editor). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Libretto based on (work): Taming of the shrew. (Added Author).

Electronic resources

http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/cole_porter_critical_edition - A critical report and other supplementary materials online

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library MP1503.P67 K5 2014 37684001084244 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 148039663X
  • ISBN: 9781480396630
  • Physical Description: 1 vocal score (344 pages) ; 31 cm
  • Edition: Critical edition
  • Publisher: New York : Warner/Chappell Music, [2014]
  • Distributor: [Milwaukee, WI] : Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard

Content descriptions

General Note:
Musical comedy.
Porter's famous musical, with a book by Samuel and Bella Spewack, is based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. This edition of the complete vocal score includes notes on musical notation, performance practice, and production. It also includes an appendix of alternate music.
Formatted Contents Note:
Another op'nin', another show -- Why can't you behave? -- Wunderbar -- So in love -- We open in Venice -- Tom, Dick or Harry -- I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua -- I hate men -- Were thine that special face -- I sing of love -- Too darn hot -- Where is the life that late I led? -- Always true to you in my fashion -- Bianca -- Brush up your Shakespeare -- I am ashamed that women are so simple -- Shrew finale: so kiss me, Kate.
Language Note:
Staff notation
Subject: Musicals > Vocal scores with piano.

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