Bianca, a young and charming woman, has many fine suitors, but her mother, Baptista keeps fighting them off. She will not allow her younger daughter to marry until Kate, the eldest, does so first. Kate is difficult and a shrew, therefore no one wants to marry her. Hortensio suggests to his friend Petcuchio, that Kate would be a nice rich catch for him, but forewarns him that she is a total terror. Petruchio says he will tame her, and with the twists and turns, subplots and disguises which Shakespeare does best, the love of Patruchio and Kate prevails.