The Taming of the Shrew

2h 2m

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.


  • Image Alan Webb
    Alan Webb
  • Image Alberto Bonucci
    Alberto Bonucci
  • Image Alfred Lynch
    Alfred Lynch
  • Image Anthony Gardner
    Anthony Gardner
  • Image Bice Valori
    Bice Valori
  • Image Cyril Cusack
    Cyril Cusack
  • Image Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor
  • Image Giancarlo Cobelli
    Giancarlo Cobelli
  • Image Ken Parry
    Ken Parry
  • Image Mark Dignam
    Mark Dignam
  • Image Michael Hordern
    Michael Hordern
  • Image Michael York
    Michael York
  • Image Natasha Pyne
    Natasha Pyne
  • Image Richard Burton
    Richard Burton
  • Image Roy Holder
    Roy Holder
  • Image Vernon Dobtcheff
    Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Image Victor Spinetti
    Victor Spinetti
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