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The Taming of the Shrew

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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.


Alan Webb
Alberto Bonucci
Alfred Lynch
Anthony Gardner
Bice Valori
Cyril Cusack
Elizabeth Taylor
Giancarlo Cobelli
Ken Parry
Mark Dignam
Michael Hordern
Michael York
Natasha Pyne
Richard Burton
Roy Holder
Vernon Dobtcheff
Victor Spinetti



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