William Shakespeare wrote a famous piece called “The Taming of the Shrew” in the late 16th century. In 1999, a modern version of Shakespeare's piece was created into a film called “10 Things I hate About You”. They are obviously both similar due to the fact that “10 Things I Hate About You” was a remake of the original, but they are not completely the same. The modern film version was changed to suit a different audience of the time period and contained more up-to-date features. The play “The Taming of the Shrew”, is basically about a “shrew” named Katherine Minola who is infamous for having a bad temper and being volatile. It is thought that no man would ever want Katherine due to the fact that she would be temperamental and …show more content…
Another example is that Petruchio, at first, only agrees to marry Katherine for the dowry. The same thing happens in the movie when Patrick agrees to date Kat for the money presented to him. They do fall in love with Katherine and Kat in the end. The differences between these two pieces of work are also fairly obvious. In the play the two women are daughters of the Lord of Padua. The movie is modernized so that it takes place in a
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The obvious difference between the two texts is the use different mediums of production. The play is performed on stage in real time and the adaption is a modern teen film using a classic teen format. Both are comedies and belong to the popular culture of their time. The difference in the two mediums is that one is predominately language based, with the visuals as an extra and the film is mostly visual, enhanced by good dialogue, music, sound effects and cinematography. Obviously the language has evolved over 450 years, yet both are colloquial and specific to the characters. Taming is set in Padua,
One of these key differences can be found through the attitudes and portrayals of each of the characters. Baptista Minola, (the father of Bianca and Katherine) in the play, is a very respectable and confident man. But in the movie he acts extremely timid and scared;
To make a modern adaptation of a highly recognised 16th century play, one would have to have a perfect mix of both similarities and differences between the two, integrating elements from both eras. Junger, the director of 10 Things I Hate About You has managed to achieve this. By using many of the same characters and the same plot from Taming of the Shrew, he created a modernised appropriation of the Shakespeare play that incorporates aspects of teen society. The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You are similar in many ways, one way they are different however is how since the Elizabethan Era the nature and role of women in society has changed considerably.
Now how about some similarities. My first similarity is in both versions how the people carried around weapons. In the old one the people of Verona carried swords. In the modern version of the play the people of Verona carried handguns. Two different weapons, but they were used in the same fashion in both versions of the play. Another likeness is Paris didn’t bite the dust in any of the versions. He is only in a few scenes. He’s not even in the last scene where he was supposed to meet his maker. While on the subject of death, Lady Montague does not die in either version. She is seen exiting the final scene in both versions. She doesn’t even have a big role in the story. My next similarity is the
Another difference is the presence of three judges in the movie, whereas in the play there were only two, both of whom where made out to be "bad guys." One additional judge is added in the movie possibly to show that it was not the entirety of the Church that was unjust, cruel, and nearly ignorant. I
The characters throughout both film and book counterpart each other very distinctively and the same go for their roles. For example, Bianca Minola in “Taming of the Shrew” is very much so alike Bianca Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You) they both are considered that of a snotty sophomore, model of obedience and modesty with beyond exceptional looks which explains very much so why both are hugely admired by a following of men who want to pursue their hearts. In Taming of the Shrew, we do not discern much of Bianca her only role is to basically be chased around by the men who vastly admire her and are out to conceal her
Both plots are the same in the movie and the play. Both are based on a love and relationships. The relationships are different between the movie and the play. In the movie it was based around the females and their control of men. The play it is geared around the men and their strong leadership and controlling with the women. Even showed females are the property of the husband. In the Taming of the Shrew and the movie showed compromises within the different relationships with the characters.
In Summary, with these three examples it is shown that the play and the movie contrast quite a bit. Most of the story line and the dialogue were very similar to the original story in the movie but some things were changed, possibly to shorten the story to be able to make
The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, and has weathered well into our modern era. For all the praises it has garnered throughout the centuries, it is curious to note that many have considered it to be one of his most controversial in his treatment of women. The "taming" of Katherine has been contended as being excessively cruel by many writers and critics of the modern era. George Bernard Shaw himself pressed for its banning during the 19th century. The subservience of Katherine has been labeled as barbaric, antiquated, and generally demeaning. The play centers on her and her lack of suitors. It establishes in the first act her shrewish demeanor and its repercussions on her family. It is only with the introduction of the witty Petruchio as her suitor, that one begins to see an evolution in her character. Through an elaborate charade of humiliating behavior, Petruchio humbles her and by the end
The effect the men have on the women as well as the effect the women have on the men is seen in Shakespeare's “Taming of the Shrew” and the movie “10 Things I Hate About You”. The reason the characters are the way they are at the end of the play and the movie is because of the people around them. The changes that occurred in Katherine and Kat as well as the changes that occurred in Petruchio and Patrick throughout the play and the movie are due to gender identity. People can change others in many different ways. Some people change for the better and some people change for the worse. Both of these situations occur both in the book “Taming of the Shrew” as well as the movie “Ten things I Hate About You”.
In today’s era filmmakers are far from being creative and original. Many filmmakers construct their films based on past books, movies and previous knowledge presented in literary works. The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare in the 1590s is one of the biggest play productions reconstructed in more current films today. 10 Things I Hate About You directed by Gil Junger is a perfect example of how William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew has been reconstructed into modern interpretations. Filmmakers construct films from past plots, characters and dialogue.
William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is an interesting story that demonstrates the patriarchal ideas of how a marriage is suppose to be according to society, what is acceptable of a woman's role in a relationship. It's a story that has many things to show for it's been remade, and remade, even slightly altered to better relate to the teenage audience.
During the 1600s, William Shakespeare wrote the play The Taming of the Shrew. This play has been well-known throughout the ages. The play has been adapted into film and the two most popular version of it are The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You. The movie The Taming of the Shrew was released in 1967, while the newer version came out as, 10 Things I Hate About You which was released in 1999. Even though these two variations are based off the same play they have many similarities and differences. For example, the relationships between characters were changed to fit the time period of when each movie was made.
‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is a play written in 1593 by famous playwright William Shakespeare. It concerns a number of men who are trying to win the heart of a beautiful young maiden, unfortunately she can only be wed once her older, rather disagreeable sister is. This play was adapted into the movie,’ 10 Things I Hate About You’ in the late 90s and many notable changes were made to the story. The changes to the plot, setting, and characters were made to modernise the play and make it more appealing to a wider audience. These differences will be explored throughout this essay.
Written in the late 16th century during the Elizabethan era, the Taming of the Shrew is a play by William Shakespeare. It tells the narrative of Katherine, a termagant, rebellious “shrew”, daughter to father Baptista and sister to unassuming, obedient, attractive Bianca. In it, she is subjected to methods intended to restrain her aggressive behaviour, or effectively “tame” her, by Petruchio, a bachelor on the prowl for wealthy women.