The Taming of the Shrew Movies & Media Adaptations

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Kiss Me Kate. MGM, 1953.

Film version of the 1948 Cole Porter musical based on The Taming of the Shrew. Two divorced actors can't separate their real lives from their stage lives after they are engaged to play Katherina and Petruchio in a production 0 Shakespeare's play. Distributed by MGM/UA Home Entertainment, Facets Multimedia, Inc. 110 minutes.

Kiss Me Petruchio, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1982. Documentary on the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of The Taming of the Shrew. Distributed by Films Inc. Video, Professional Media Service Corp., 58 minutes.

The Taming of the Shrew. Pickford Corporation, Elton Corporation, United Artists, 1929, re-edited 1966.

Earliest film version, an early talkie featuring the only pairing of real-life couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Distributed by Nostalgia Family Video, Critics' Choice Video. 66 minutes.

The Taming of the Shrew. Columbia, 1967.

A lavish screen version, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and directed by Franco Zeffire!li Distributed by...

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