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The Taming of the Shrew

Performed at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada – 2 hr 53 min
d. for the stage by Chris Abraham – Directed for film by Barry Avrich – Written by William Shakespeare   Official Site
General Public: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10

After a quarrel with a troupe of players, a poor and opinionated drunkard named Christopher Sly falls into a stupor. While he is unconscious, the players take the opportunity to play a practical joke on him, and upon his waking they persuade him that he is actually an aristocratic lord, newly recovered from madness, who for many years has been under the delusion of poverty. To further the pretense, the actors perform a play for Sly’s entertainment. In the comedy they present, a wealthy widower, Baptista Minola, has two daughters: the highly eligible Bianca and her older sister, Katherina, whose reputation for ill humour has earned her the appellation of “shrew.” To the frustration of Bianca’s three suitors, Lucentio, Gremio and Hortensio, Baptista has decreed that no one can marry her till Katherina has been taken off his hands. But then along comes Petruchio, who is determined to do whatever it takes to make Katherina – his “Kate,” as he calls her – accept him as her husband.


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Sunday, November 51:00pm 2017-11-05 13:00:00 2017-11-05 15:53:00 America/New_York The Taming of the Shrew http://brynmawrfilm.org/films/?id=2154 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Thursday, November 97:00pm 2017-11-09 19:00:00 2017-11-09 21:53:00 America/New_York The Taming of the Shrew http://brynmawrfilm.org/films/?id=2154 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA