The Taming of the Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew


The Taming of the Shrew

Release Date: October 23, 1980

Year    :   1980
Slogan    :   «The swaggering Petruchio, eager to wive it wealthily in Padua, agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy, Romance, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Time-Life Television Productions, BBC
Director    :   Jonathan Miller
Producers    :   Colin Lowrey
Writers    :   William Shakespeare
RunTime    :   126 mins.

Baptista has two daughters: Kate and Bianca. Everyone wants to wed the fair Bianca, but nobody's much interested in problem child, Kate. Baptista declares that he won't give Bianca away in a marriage until he's found a husband for Kate, so all the suitors begin busily hunting out a madman who's willing to do it, and they find Petruchio: a man who's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. And Petruchio marries Kate with a plan to tame her, while everybody else begins scheming to win Bianca's hand.

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