Music: (excerpts from) Bitch – Meredith Brooks / Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z / No Diggity – Blackstreet / Pretty Fly for a White Guy – The Offspring / The Thong Song – Sisqo / Money – The Flying Lizards / Sex Bomb – Tom Jones / California – Dr Dre and Tupac / Crazy in Love – Beyonce and Jay-Z / She’s So High – Tal Bachman / I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden / Work It – Missy Elliot / Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg / In The Still of the Night – Boyz 2 Men / La Macarena – Los Del Rio / Stan – Eminem and Dido / Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
Synopsis: Student Lucentio arrives in Padua. He hears that the merchant Baptista has two daughters, but the younger, prettier daughter, Bianca, cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katherina. On seeing Bianca Lucentio falls in love with her and changes identities with his servant Tranio. Bianca already has two suitors, but doesn’t like either. The elderly Gremio hires Lucentio, disguised as a Latin tutor, to woo Bianca on his behalf, while Hortensio disguises himself as a musician to get access to her. Meanwhile Petruchio, a young adventurer from Verona, arrives to visit his friend Hortensio. He learns about Katherina and decides to woo her, aided by both Gremio and Hortensio.
Baptista is enthusiastic about Petruchio’s suit because the feisty Katherina is a burden to him and is continually quarrelling with her sister and with him. Petruchio will not be put off as he woos Kate and he fixes their wedding day. At the church, where Kate unwillingly awaits him, Petruchio arrives in an absurd outfit and after the ceremony he leaves for Verona immediately, with his new wife. On reaching there Kate is mistreated by Petruchio and his servants, and is denied food and sleep. To teach her to obey him Petruchio does not allow her new clothes or a hat. Eventually, worn down by her husband’s relentless treatment, Kate submits. They set off to visit her father in Padua.
On the journey the couple meet Vincentio, Lucentio’s wealthy father, who is subjected to a strange conversation as Petruchio tests Kate’s obedience. The three reach Padua where Hortensio, rejected by Bianca, has married a widow and Baptista and Vincentio attempt to unravel the complexities of Tranio disguised as Lucentio. Just in time Lucentio returns from a secret wedding with Bianca.
A wedding feast is held for the newlyweds and Petruchio devises a competition to prove whose wife is most obedient!