|Miller's hilarious parody of herself in this soup commercial was an early example of a film star appearing on-camera hawking a product. Go here for the routine.|
As almost everyone knows, "Shrew", or rather, a musical production of it, forms the premise of "Kate." And the two shows are practically twins, you can hardly tell them apart. This scene is a prime example. Cole Porter has lifted Shakespeare's text word-for-word, and other than setting it to music, has left the words of the immortal Bard alone.
|Lenny knows when to leave things alone. His |
staging of this scene is a carbon copy of the film's.
Taking that cue, our director of Shrew, the lovely and talented Lenny Banovez, has staged the Bianca wooing scene exactly as in the musical. I'm playing Gremio in our production, and here in the film, that character is the first of the suitors to sing (it's Bob Fosse playing the role, what a career he could have had...).
|You can hardly tell this pic is NOT from our production, the similarities are so striking.|
|You can get more info on our production here.|