ShakespeaRe-Told: Season 1, Episode 3

The Taming of the Shrew (21 Nov. 2005)

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A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

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Tim Agnew
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John Naps
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Harry
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Mrs. Minola (as Twiggy Lawson)
Yves Aubert ...
French Waiter
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Paul McNeilly ...
Scary Yob
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Vicar
Kate Russell-Smith ...
Elaine
David Weber ...
Barman
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Katherine is extremely abrasive in her dealings with everyone, both in Parliament and her personal life. Her sister Bianca couldn't be more different -- a popular model whom everyone loves. Bianca's long time manager wants to marry her; in order to put him off she says she won't marry until her sister is wed (a prospect she knows will keep her safe.) So her manager arranges his friend -- who is a titled Earl -- to meet and marry Kate and the battle is on. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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They prepared 3 tables and 3 carpets for the scene in which Katherine flips the table over. Each had glasses made of sugar glass and wax plates. All the meals had to be salad so that the food wouldn't melt the plates. Luckily they did it in one take and were able to move out the restaurant so that it could open for lunch. See more »

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Having spent all day in her wedding dress carrying out such activities as changing a car tire and walking down dirt roads, by the end of the day Katherine's wedding dress is perfectly clean and pressed. See more »

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[first lines]
Kate: Fathead!
[she slaps him]
Tim Agnew: You hit me!
Kate: You gave me that information. You made me look like a political pygmy, on Newsnight. Your job, in case you weren't concentrating, is to make sure I know what I'm pigging well talking about!
Tim Agnew: You're out of order, Katherine. I'm sorry, but good grief!
Kate: And you're sacked! No wonder this party has been the opposition for the last ten million light years!
Tim Agnew: You can't sack me, and, frankly, I'd appreciate an apology. Otherwise...
Kate: Otherwise?
Tim Agnew: If we're to ...
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It's what Shakespeare would have wanted!
24 January 2007 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

Great pairing of two wayward psychoses in this TAMING. How can you not fancy a man who'll not only turn up to his wedding wearing high heeled boots, eye shadow and nail polish but but who then has the chutzpah to take on the resultant triplets? No wonder Kate is so smug at the end.

Shirley Henderson is a fabulous fruitcake, bolting on to her THE WAY WE LIVE NOW characterization even more aggression, plus much fruitful searing and wonderful body language. She'd be at home in Sicily if she didn't get knocked off first.

Rufus Sewell crosses every obstacle in presenting Petruchio as a remotely possible twentieth century human being and even makes you think you'd invite him to a dinner party (possibly a major mistake).

The rest of the casting was equally choice (my heart was especially taken by Twiggy) and the wit was sharper than a serpent's tooth!


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