The taming of the shrew

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Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is a zesty version of the classic comedy, highlighted by performances by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and Nino Rota's score. Instead of simply filming a play, Zeffirelli turned Shakespeare's text into a lively, cinematic movie, with sweeping sets and cinematography. Set in Padua, Italy in the late 1500s, the story concerns the shy Bianca (Natasha Pyne) and the mean-spirited Katarina (Elizabeth Taylor), the two daughters of a rich merchant named Baptista (Michael Hordern). Though Bianca is being courted by a number of young men, Baptista announces that she may not marry until Katarina is wed. None of the men in town are willing to marry Katarina, so Bianca remains unwed, even as more suitors--such as Lucentio (Michael York), a student who begins working as a tutor in the Hordern household just so he can be near Bianca--line up to wed the maiden. No man approaches Katarina until Petruchio (Richard Burton--a wanderer who arrived in Padua just to find a rich wife--falls in love with her. After an intense, occasionally furious, courtship, Katarina eventually agrees to marry him, and they move to Petruchio's shoddy house, which is located outside of the city. Following the wedding, Lucentio reveals that he is not a student, but instead the son of one of the most respected men in town. Lucentio gets permission to marry Bianca and a mild-mannered Katarina shows up at the wedding, giving advice to her sister on how to be a good wife. The Taming of the Shrew received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and opened the British Royal Film Festival. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDb6095c23-8e25-bca0-25dc-87c796f67e64
Grouping Titletaming of the shrew
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Burton, Richard, 1925-1984,
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984.
Cecchi D'Amico, Suso.
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso,
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993,
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993.
Dehn, Paul, 1912-1976,
Dehn, Paul, 1912-1976.
Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995,
Hordern, Michael, Sir.
Lynch, Alfred, 1931-2003,
Morris, Oswald, 1915-2014,
Pyne, Natasha, 1946-
Rota, Nino, 1911-1979,
Rota, Nino, 1911-1979.
Savina, Carlo.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Spinetti, Victor,
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011,
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011.
Taylor, Peter, 1922-1997,
Webb, Alan, 1906-1982,
York, Michael, 1942-
York, Michael.
Zeffirelli, Franco,
Zeffirelli, Franco.
author2-roleBurton, Richard,1925-1984,actor,film producer.
Burton, Richard,1925-1984.
Cecchi D'Amico, Suso.
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso,screenwriter.
Columbia Pictures Corporation,production company.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm),film distributor.
Cusack, Cyril,1910-1993,actor.
Cusack, Cyril,1910-1993.
Dehn, Paul,1912-1976,screenwriter.
Dehn, Paul,1912-1976.
F.A.I. (Films Artistici Internazionali),production company.
Hordern, Michael,1911-1995,actor.
Hordern, Michael,Sir.
Lynch, Alfred,1931-2003,actor.
Morris, Oswald,1915-2014,director of photography.
Pyne, Natasha,1946-actor.
Rota, Nino,1911-1979,composer.
Rota, Nino,1911-1979.
Royal Films International (Firm),production company.
Royal Films International.
Savina, Carlo.
Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.Taming of the shrew.
Spinetti, Victor,actor.
Taylor, Elizabeth,1932-2011,actor,film producer.
Taylor, Elizabeth,1932-2011.
Taylor, Peter,1922-1997,editor of moving image work.
Webb, Alan,1906-1982,actor.
York, Michael,1942-actor.
York, Michael.
Zeffirelli, Franco,film director,film producer,screenwriter.
Zeffirelli, Franco.
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series_with_volumeColumbia classics|
Comedy films
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Italy -- Padua
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Italy -- Padua -- Drama
Portuguese language materials -- Feature films
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Italia -- Padua -- Teatro
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations
Spanish language materials -- Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Wagers -- Drama
title_displayThe taming of the shrew
title_fullThe Taming of the shrew / [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; a Burton-Zeffirelli production ; a Royal Films International/F.A.I. production ; screenplay by Paul Dehn, Susu Cecchi d'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli ; executive producer, Richard McWhorter ; directed by Franco Zeffirelli
The taming of the shrew / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Burton-Zeffirelli production ; a Royal Films International/F.A.I. production ; screenplay by Paul Dehn, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli ; directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; [produced by Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Franco Zeffirelli]
title_shortThe taming of the shrew
Man-woman relationships
Relaciones hombre-mujer
Shakespeare, William