The Taming of the Shrew (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Taming of the Shrew (1980)

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John Cleese stars in Shakespeare's comedy about a spoiled brat who meets her match and her mate -- all rolled into one heck of a pugnacious package. Sweet-natured Bianca can't marry until her quick-tempered sister, Katherine, does. Intent on marrying Bianca, Lucentio assumes his servant's identity and poses as her tutor. Meanwhile, cantankerous Petruchio is convinced he can tame the shrewish older sister, marry her and inherit the family riches.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Special Interest , Television , Romance
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Cast

John Cleese
as Petruchio
Sarah Badel
as Katherine
Simon Chandler
as Lucentio
Jonathan Cecil
as Hortensio
Angus Lennie
as Curtis
Harry Webster
as Nathaniel
Leslie Sarony
as Gregory
Derek Deadman
as Nicholas
John Bird
as Pedant
Alan Hay
as Tailor
John Barron
as Vincentio
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½

while I prefer the style of the Liz Taylor version, I enjoyed this and found it seemed to me more traditional

shelly bork
shelly bork
½

As I've said elsewhere, just because it's Shakespeare does not guarantee you will love it, and just because the BBC produces it does not mean it will be great. Not even the witty presence of John Cleese can save this entropically mired and muckily wrought production of The Taming of the Shrew, possibly my least favorite of Shakespeare's plays. If you only see one production, make it Taylor and Burton. At least there is a joyful energy there, rather than the endured tedium to the end of this one.

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