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The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare


About the show

William Shakespeare's classic battle of the sexes is set during the final months of WWII when many of the armed forces are returning to England to settle down to their lives.

Baptista Minola, a wealthy shopkeeper, has two daughters; clever and headstrong Katharina and spoiled, pretty Bianca. Whilst Bianca has several suitors vying for her hand, Baptista insists that shrewish Kate is married before Bianca can also wed.

Two of these men, Hortensio and Lurkio, challenge Petruchio, an officer posted in the town for the duration of the war, to take Kate in hand.

Meanwhile young officer Lucentio, with the help of his friend Tranio, sneaks in to court Bianca secretly whilst his rivals are otherwise occupied.