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. The film, shakespeare taming of the shrew pdf in English but shot in Italy, cuts much of the original dialogue, including much of the subplot of Lucentio and Bianca, and all of the Christopher Sly framing device.
Burton’s Petruchio to chase after her amid jeers from the other men. The film was originally intended to be a vehicle for Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Taylor and Burton put over a million dollars into the production and, instead of a salary, took a percentage of profits. 12 million worldwide and was generally liked by the critics.
3,540,000 in theatrical rentals during 1967, making it the 25th highest grossing picture of 1967. The film received positive reviews from modern critics. The Taming of the Shrew. New Haven: Yale University Press.
NY Times: The Taming of the Shrew”. The Taming of the Shrew, Box Office Information”. Big Rental Films of 1967″, Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25.
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