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Duration: 2 hours

Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play about love and marriage. Shy Bianca and mean-spirited Katarina, are two daughters of the rich merchant, Baptista. Though Bianca is being courted by a number of young men, Baptista announces that she may not marry until Katarina is wed. None of the men in town are willing to marry Katarina, so Bianca remains unwed, until a scoundrel called Petruchio appears.

Last on

Sat 9 Feb 2013 13:30 BBC Two except Wales

Credits

Katarina
Elizabeth Taylor
Petruchio
Richard Burton
Tranio
Alfred Lynch
Lucentio
Michael York
Baptista
Michael Hordern
Bianca
Natasha Pyne
Hortensio
Victor Spinetti
Pedant
Vernon Dobtcheff
Grumio
Cyril Cusack
Gremio
Alan Webb
Biondello
Roy Holder
The Priest
Giancarlo Cobelli
Tailor
Ken Parry
Director
Franco Zeffirelli

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