The Taming of the Shrew
Drama | English | 122 minutes
Grumio and Hortensio are rivals for the hand of the beautiful Bianca. Unfortunately, her rigid father will allow this wedding to take place only after Bianca’s older sister, Katharina, gets married. Not going to be easy. Katharina is an ill-tempered, shrewish woman, with a sharp tongue that destroyed previous suitors. But, hopefully, Petruchio, a charming, womanizing, suitor, with a backbone to match Katharina’s, arrives in town looking for a bride. Petruchio and Katharine fight, scream and challenge each other. This is definitely not a match made in Shakespeare’s heaven, but who knows?
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 83%
- BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Richard Burton); Best Actress (Elizabeth Taylor)
- Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; Best Actor (Richard Burton)
- National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Best Pictures of the Year
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TAMING of the SHREW has a justness and balance that puts it up into the ranks of the best of Shakespearean films.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton pack plenty of wallop making their roles meaty and flamboyant with a larger-than-life Burton playing for plenty of sly laughs in the uninhibited wife-beating lark.
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