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The main plot in Taming of the Shrew is Katherine or Kates journey through her change in personality In the play this is done through marriage to a man named Pertuchio who makes her change In Taming of the Shrew directed by Franco Zeffirelli Kates transformation is a result of her conscious actions She is portrayed as a smart woman who eventually succumbs to how she must act in order to please her husband Taming of the Shrew 1967 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton focuses on Kate and Pertuchios story by including subplots only when it relates to the two characters the movies theme is Kates constant changes in her attitude behavior and physical appearanceTaming of the Shrew by Zeffirelli omits the Christopher Sly opening This leads to smooth seamless transitions between scenes in the movie because the setting is in a small town If it were acted out as Shakespeare wrote it as a play within a play there wouldnt be room for many props or places By removing this element Zeffirelli was able to use places like the town square church and Baptistas house as places of action Another good reason for removing the Sly opening is that the introduction of too many characters at once would confuse the viewer In this case Zeffirelli opens with Lucentio and Tranio a wise choice made because it immediately introduces the important subplot into the movie The subplot which involves Kates sister Bianca falling in love with Lucentio and subsequently not being able to marry until Kate does is crucial to portray as soon as possible Written as a play this problem is noted of its importance because it is stated in act 1 scene 1 Likewise in the movie it is shown within the first ten minutes The opening to the movie also sets the tone for the secondary characters Bianca is shown as a mature carefree beautiful woman who is wanted by many
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