Zbutja e Kryeneces (Taming of the Shrew)

Haxhiraj, Fatos 1988

Zbutja e Kryeneces (Taming of the Shrew) is a 1988 Albanian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Taming of the Shrew. The play was directed by Fatos Haxhiraj and performed at the Teatri Kombetar in Tirana, Albania. Read More

La fierecilla domada (The Taming of the Shrew)

Abad, Francisco 1979

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​


TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on March 21, 1979.

Starring Teresa Rabal (Catalina), Carlos Ballesteros (Petruchio), Agustín González , Manuel Alexandre, Verónica Forqué


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

The King and the Clown (Wang-ui namja)

Lee, Joon-ik 2005

The tragicomic film chronicles the life of a masculine and a trans-feminine vagabond performers in the fifteenth-century Joseon Dynasty. The traveling actors stage multiple plays-within-a-film using the conventions of the all-male vagabond theatre with masks, or namsadang nori (a UN Intangible Cultural Heritage). The feminine jester Gong-gil’s sexuality is deliberately kept ambiguous throughout the film. When the two “clowns” are recruited as the king’s jesters in court, the narrative evolves to echo several themes and characters of Shakespeare’s plays including the revenge plot in Hamlet, the device of a bawdy play-within-a-play in Taming of the Shrew, and the love triangle in the aforementioned Twelfth Night. Read More

Hırçın Kız (The Taming of the Shrew)

Özbirgül, Bülent 2018

Hırçın Kız is a production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew staged by the Süleyman Demirel University’s Department of Performing Arts at the 2018 International Shakespeare Festival in Isparta, Turkey. Read More

Ᾱh Min Ḥawā’ (Beware of Eve)

Abdel Wahab, Fatin 1962 | 2 Comments

This Egyptian cinematic production is an artistic re-creation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, placing it in the context of 1960s Egypt. In it, Sayyid Amin, a country farm owner, conspires with Dr. Hasan Shukri, a young veterinarian and guest on his land, to tame his ill-mannered, wily granddaughter, Amira, and have her wed. Beware of Eve tells the story of Amira Amin (Lobna Abdel Aziz), the granddaughter of a wealthy farmer in the Egyptian countryside, Sayyid Amin (Husayn Riyad). An unruly and reckless granddaughter, Amira causes much grief to her grandfather and her sister, Nadya (Madiha Salim), who cannot marry her love, Lam’i (‘Abdel Mun’im Ibrahim), until Amira marries, Nadya being the youngest. Read More

The Street Taming of the Shrew

Oliveira, Jessé 2009

The theatre group Ueba Produtos Notáveis is a Brazilian street company based in Caxias do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul). Their street production A megera domada (2009), a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1592), displays  specificities and motives borrowed from the commedia dell’arte, among them comic/grotesque acting techniques, stereotyped characterization, improvisation and theatre in the round with no separation between audience and performers. Read More

A Megera Domada (The Taming of the Shrew)

Fagundes, Patricia 2008

A megera domada (2008) is a stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1592), produced by Cia. Rústica  (Rustic Theatre Company) based in Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The production, directed by Patrícia Fagundes, is part of a project entitled “In Search of Shakespeare” (“Em busca de Shakespeare”), which includes Macbeth, the Bandit Hero (2004) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2006). Since its inception, the guideline of the project has been to create a festive, popular Shakespeare, developing  contemporary artistic languages for staging his plays. Read More

Ang Pagpapaamo sa Maldita

Abad, Ricardo 2001

This adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew is one of three significant Filipino productions based on Shakespeare’s works. The other two are a 2004 A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Ron Capinding as Nick Bottom and the 2011-12 version of Romeo and Juliet called Sintang Dalisay.

Ang Pagpapaamo sa Maldita is set in 1910 Bicol during the colonization of the Philippines by the United States (1898 – 1946). Katherina is portrayed as a headstrong Bicolana while Petruccio is an arrogant and pompous American.

(Reference: https://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soh/finearts/news/pure-love-and-wondrous-tale)



The Taming of the Shrew

Chung, Hsing-lin Tracy 2003

The English version of Hsing-lin Tracy Chung’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew premiered April 11-12 and 15-19, 2003 at the Ace Morgen Theatre in Granville, Ohio. Read More