Saturday 26 March 2011

The Taming of the Shrew

In memory of Elizabeth Taylor I watched The Taming of the Shrew

a 1967 film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare

about a courtship between two strong-willed people.

The film was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and

stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as Shakespeare’s Kate and Petruchio.

Kiss Me Kate

Baptista Minola (Michael Hordern) is attempting to marry off his two daughters; however, he will only marry his youngest, Bianca (Natasha Pyne), if someone will marry his eldest, Katharina (Elizabeth Taylor). Katharina is an ill-tempered shrewish woman. A lusty young nobleman, Petruchio (Richard Burton), takes on the challenge of taming and marrying her.

Taylor and Burton put over a million dollars into the production, and instead of a salary, took a percentage of profits.

God Give You Good Night.

 

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