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The Taming of the Shrew (1983)

The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.


John Allison


William Shakespeare (play)


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Credited cast:
Karen Austin ... Katherina
Franklyn Seales ... Petruchio
Bruce Davison ... Tranio
Larry Drake ... Baptista
Jeremy Lawrence ... Grumio
Kay E. Kuter ... Gremio
Nathan Adler Nathan Adler ... Biondello
John Hamelin John Hamelin ... Player #5
Kathryn Kates ... Player #4
Laurie Stevens Laurie Stevens ... Player #3
Lisa Cloud Lisa Cloud ... Citizens and Members of the Court
Gary Lamb ... Citizens and Members of the Court
Kenneth Lee Kenneth Lee ... Citizens and Members of the Court
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Berendt Charles Berendt ... Hortensio
Catherine Carr Catherine Carr ... Citizens and Members of the Court


The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.

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Comedy | Romance







Also Known As:

La fierecilla domada See more »

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[first lines]
Grumio: Tranio, since for the great desire I had to see fair Padua, nursery of arts, I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy, the pleasant garden of great Italy.
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Version of One on One: Tame Me, I'm the Shrew (2002) See more »

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Oh so bad
25 May 2004 | by leamiSee all my reviews

This is mind numbingly bad. Camp acting, gabbled lines - they clearly assume the audience will not understand anyway, so they just play it for slapstick. Absolutely no redeeming features. All directors should watch this to understand how to make a make a mess of Shakespeare. Avoid at all costs. It is badly cast, poorly acted, badly directed and the critical taming scenes badly cut. This is just the sort of rubbish that puts people off Shakespeare and it is entirely the fault of the production and not at all the fault of the material. If you are studying the play, this will not help your understanding one bit. In fact you'd be better watching "10 things I hate about you" for all the liberties it takes.

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