Taming Of The Shrew Movie Analysis

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The adaption of the 1967 film “The Taming of the Shrew.” by Franco Zeffirelli, was a good adaption to the original play “The Taming of the Shrew.” by William Shakespeare, because the dialogue, and the scenes are followed well. Although going from a book to a film, you will always have some differences. In this case the alterations between the film, and the original play were minuscule. When you are reading a book, and then watching a movie, you can sometimes find yourself confused as to what is going on. In watching the film “ The Taming of the Shrew.” I did not find myself getting lost very often. William Shakespeare is a writer, whom writes plays and also some poems. There is not a whole lot of accurate background to Shakespeare. His actual birth date is unknown. Shakespeare is the famous author of many different plays and poems. He began his writing in the 1500’s, and moved on to theatrical work as well. According to Barnet, “ eighteen of his plays were published during his lifetime.” ( Barnet). Although according to Orgel “The film includes some minor departures from the text of the book,” (Orgel), it is still a fairly good adaption. When making a film that director most…show more content…
They were all cheerful, and fun to watch and read about. I liked that Zefferilli kept this going in his film. They play is very enjoyable in both the film and the book.
The film “The Taming of the Shrew,” by Franco Zeffirelli left of the induction that was in the “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare. Some people are confused as to why Shakespear included the induction into his play. As the induction did not have anything to do with the story of Petruchio ( played by Richard Barton), and Kate ( played by Liz Taylor). According to Steven Orgel, “ Franco Zeffirelli solved the problem to ignore the induction altogether, and focus instead on the story of Petruchio and Kate.”
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