The Taming of the Shrew
play by Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew is a play by William Shakespeare. It is a comedy. Shakespeare's source was Suppositi (1509) by Ludovico Ariosto. George Gascoigne's play Supposes (1566) may have also been used. The play was probably first acted between 1593 and was first printed in 1623 in the First Folio. The musical, Kiss Me Kate, was based on the play. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made a movie of the play.