Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical interpretation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948.
This musical has a well-known scene in which Fred Graham, a musical theater actor, gives his former wife and co-actress, Lilli Vanessi, a spanking onstage. This is the best known example of spanking in performing arts.
- Kiss Me, Kate posters and stills on Underground Animations
- Video clip of the Kiss Me, Kate spanking scene
- "All Right, Miss Vanessi..." "...You asked for it and you're going to get it!" Kiss Me, Kate fans will recognize this line instantly. It was what Fred said to Lilli just before he turned her over his knee and gave her the famous spanking. This is a Yahoo! group.
- Chross Creative Corner: Kiss me, Kate (photo galleries)
- More Kiss me, Kate information on Chross' site (with video links)
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