The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew

Release Date

Mar 07, 1967

1967

The Taming of the Shrew

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

Katharina

Elizabeth Taylor

Katharina

Petruchio

Richard Burton

Petruchio

Grumio

Cyril Cusack

Grumio

Baptista

Michael Hordern

Baptista

Gremio

Alan Webb

Gremio

The Priest

Giancarlo Cobelli

The Priest

Pedant

Vernon Dobtcheff

Pedant

Lucentio

Michael York

Lucentio

Hortensio

Victor Spinetti

Hortensio

Biondello

Roy Holder

Biondello

Vincentio

Mark Dignam

Vincentio

The Widow

Bice Valori

The Widow

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