What a loud, bawdy, frollicking Shakespearean romp! Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor are great. Because everything is so exaggerated you hardly notice the Elizabethan English. I guess a Shakespeare afficionado might consider this a “dumbing down” of the bard’s work, but I loved it. For once I could at least tell when I had missed a joke! Of course we were kind of rooting for the shrew, so we appreciated the ambiguity left in her taming.