Inside the pub called Seamaid in London a lonely man is siitong
and writing. We can hear nothing but only the scraping of his pen
and as he writes line by line the imagined figures of his soul come
to alive. The pub gets full slowly there are more and more people,
the walls are almost pushed out, who are almost break out of anger
and we find ourselves at the market of Pádua, where the fancy dress
party goes on.
Among the disguised carnaval people Bianca (the daughter of the
rich Baptist, her younger sister is Kata) appears surrounded with
courters. This time Lucentio, a young student appears, who came to
Pádua to learn, whose eyes met the beautiful Bianca and he can no
more turn away from her, because he falls in love with her. Suitors
arrive at the square, in front of the Baptist's house, for Bianca,
though Baptist according to the old tradition does not marry his
younger daughter until the elder, Kata, is not married. At the
suitors murmuring the door opens and Kata, whom the whole Pádua is
frightened of, appears. The people gathered at the market hit the
suitors and she tosses her younger sister to the house. Petruchio,
who is not a real Venecian nobleman appears with his servant
called, Grumió. The valiant trencherman, drunkard Petruchio came
just at the right moment for the people in Padua, whom they can
persuade to marry a disobedient virgin, with a big dowry making it
possible for Bianca to get married. Petruchio in hope of the
offered dowry accepts it without thinking. Again Kata appears and
chasing Bianca, though bumps into Petruchió, whom she has never
seen before. Petruchio according to his resolution breaks the
selfish girl for everyone's happiness, then takes the softened Kata
into the Baptist's house.
Baptist's house. Lucentio, who behaves as a music teacher,
teaches Bianca to play the harp without hiding his love desire.
Kata rushes across the scene in the company of taylor women and
revolts against trying on the bridal clothes for the near wedding.
The two youth are going on admiring each other. Kata again crosses
them and is not willing to try on her bridal clothes. Baptist
arrives to take his daughter to the church, but she closed herself
inside her room. Her father begs her to come out, because the
wedding bells are ringing. The door opens, Kata appears in
beautiful bridal clothes. The happy father accompanied by the
house's folk and the shouting crowd leads his daughter to the
stairs of the church. The vicar, the altar-boy, the whole town wait
for the marriage excitedly. Though, the fiance does not arrive. He
is waited, waited hours pass by at least trampling of hooves acn be
heard; Petruchio comes, drunken and shabbily dressed. The wedding
ceremony turns almost into a scandal, because Petruchio is again
untractable as to his purposes: he has Kata say yes by the kiss.
The relieved family, the father, the suitors cheer this forced
marriage. On the main square they lay the tables for the wedding
feast, but Petruchio grabs his Kata and takes her from Pádua into
his own house.
In pouring rain, wind, cold Petruchio takes the frozen Kata
Petruchio's house. The lazy housemaids jump at the arrival of
the landlord. They try to make order in the house. Petruchio hits
them and asks for some food for Kata.
The laid table offers peckish food, but the hungry Kata cannot
eat it. Petruchio makes a mess of his house and wakes up the
housemaids from their lazyness. He hits the servants saying that
they spoiled the dinner, then chases everybody. Kata who got
soaked, hungry sleeps in front of the fireplace on the floor.The
next morning Kata together with the servants tidy up the house.
Kata after her night tornments relieved, made friends with the
folk of the house and dresses up the shaiily dressed dirty
servants. Petruchio when arrives finds clean and order, praises
Kata, but mentions her undeserved clothes. He calls for his court
chief taylor, who arrives with beautiful garments to dress Kata up.
Though it is a trick as well because se tears off all the clothes.
Kata gets a newer lesson and after her husband throws the chief
taylor out she remains alone sadly. Petruchio is about to have a
bath and asks Kata to wash him. She washes her husband and he now
does nor reveal his love towards her. Kata also feels warm. The
hours of mercy come, Kata gets something to eat and drink then
Petruchio lies her in bed and says farewell to her with kind warm
kiss promising that they will return to Pádua and celebrate the
Baptist's house in Pádua. Celebrating the gathered crowd three
new married couples arrive: Petruchio with Kata, Lucentio with
Bianca and Hortensio with the widow. Trial wedding is celebrated.
Suddenly the three wifes disappear. The husbands make bets whose
wife is the nicest.They call in their wives. First Bianca, who
cannot hear her husband's saying. Secondly Hortensio tries, but his
fiancée does not deal with it. At least Kata comes at Petruchio's
command. And what a wonder the obedient helpful, loving Kata comes
for her husband's request.
Their love duo is the evidence of that they really find each
other. They celebrate, dance like a hurricane and we are now again
in Seamaid inn.
Around the lonely poet there are scattered, written papers on
the ground. He stretches his body satisfactorily. The work id