The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
Can Petruchio turn the wildcat Katherina into an obedient wife? This rattling comedy sets wild macho wit against wild female wilfulness – who will win the battle of the sexes, when an impoverished nobleman proposes to marry a rich woman renowned for her vicious tongue?
Shakespeare's comedy has been abridged so as to simplify the plot and reduce the play's length, without losing any of the fiery sparring of the larger-than-life characters, and the knockabout hilarity of the humour.