The Taming of the Shrew

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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.

  1. Franco Zeffirelli

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Paul Dehn

    Screenplay

  3. Suso Cecchi d'Amico

    Screenplay

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  1. Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Katharina

  2. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Petruchio

  3. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack

    Grumio

  4. Michael Hordern

    Michael Hordern

    Baptista

  5. Alfred Lynch

    Alfred Lynch

    Tranio

  6. AW

    Alan Webb

    Gremio

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

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  • March 7, 1967
    Theatrical

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