Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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.
clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, dramatic, entertaining, light, colourful ...
farce, shakespeare, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, marriage, romance, opposites attract, adaptation, dialogue, couple relations, chase, runaway, mentor, love and romance, couples, merchant, family relations, medieval, infidelity, betrayal, catastrophe, culture clash, greed, love triangle, police investigation ...
16th century, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century, renaissance
europe, italy, new york, london