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Description As the silent era drew to a close (along with their marriage), Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks made this early talkie, appearing in their first film together as William Shakespeare's rambunctious ... more


Description One of Shakespeare's most popular plays is this battle of the sexes in which a young man (Franklyn Seales) is persuaded to win over the most strong-willed woman (Karen Austin) in all of Verona. This p... more


Description Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this earthy, robust version of the classic Shakespeare comedy, which was director Franco Zeffirelli's first film. Michael York plays Lucentio, the young stu... more


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Review of The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare


“The Taming of the Shrew”

published 09/10/2004

Incredibly Funny!

...hard to get into it at first

...The taming of the shrew is the only play Shakespeare wrote to include an induction. The induction foreshadows some of the points that happen within the play and makes the play more interesting as a whole. Sly?s identity changes when his clothes are altered just as Lucentio?s does. Sly is obliged to act according to the role in which he finds himself; just as Kate does. Finally, Sly is interested...

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Review of The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare


“Is Kate tamed?”

published 17/06/2003

A love story

Some people think its sexist

...In the late sixteenth century, Elizabethan society dictated that the perfect woman should be mild-mannered, modest, virtuous, and at all times submissive to her husband. Any woman who was not these things had little or no chance of getting a husband ? which was, after all, the single aim of any lady. Katherina Minola, the unlikely heroine of Shakespeare?s ?The Taming of the Shrew, is not one...

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Review of 10 Things I Hate About You (DVD)


“Taming the shrew”

published 20/10/2004

Easy to watch, funny


...popularity and turning her into the person she is today. It ends with Kat reading a sonnet about Pat she had to write for her English class, titled 10 things I hate about you and Pat gives her a Fender Strat guitar. The review 10 things I hate about you follows a long line of adaptations of Shakespeare's works. The writers Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith have loosely based upon "Taming...

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