Un-taming the Shrew

A Modern Take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew


  • Kübra Baysal Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, School of Foreign Languages, Turkey




Shakespeare, adaptation, film, modern interpretation, feminism


This article discusses the adaptation film, Shakespeare Retold: The Taming of the Shrew, as compared to original play, The Taming of the Shrew, by Shakespeare by highlighting the different modern perspective of the film. Likely to be interpreted as a valuable addition to the play with the ending it proposes and the way it handles the issue of taming, the film brings the play to the attention of the modern audience by clarifying the vague details and contextualising it in the modern English. In this respect, the article aims to bring the film and the play into focus by introducing a fresh and lively re-interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew to the Shakespearean drama studies.



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How to Cite

Baysal, K. (2021). Un-taming the Shrew: A Modern Take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Acta Neophilologica, 54(1-2), 115–121. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.54.1-2.115-121