Even the theatre has seen the potential of spanking. Year after Year, Kiss Me Kate is staged. The spanking scene almost always rates highly in the publicity. But there have been a few other plays that have used a spanking scene to the same end.
Kiss Me Kate 1953
Howard Keel spanks Kathryn Grayson
We have already seen how KMK exploits the spanking scene to the full. But it is not unique.
We have still to determine the origin of this entry. It seems to come from a 1950s theatre production. Any one know it? (Click for full size.)
Der Wildschutz or the Force of Nature
New York 2002
Nicole Warner spanks Jung-A Lee
Click right to see the web page for this production. Virtually nothing else in it counts except the spanking.
Sometimes gratuitous scenes are introduced and played for laughs. Exactly what is behind this unknown scene is difficult to fathom out.
T P McKenna as Teddy spanks Billie Whitelaw as Molly twice in the Course of this Simon Gray play. The spanking theme played well to the newspaper critics. Click right for more details.
Lisa Saffer receives a symbolic spanking in the opera Lulu by Alban Berg.