Kiss Me Kate provides both homage to and playful subversion of William Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew by interpreting it by a Cole Porter musical.
I love Howard Keel and Ann Miller, Kathryn Grayson is wonderful and a young Bob Fosse gives us a glimpse of what will come.
The affectations of 3D staging aside. (Things get randomly flung directly at camera)
Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore (last seen in the movie marathon in a very different role in the Shawshank Redemption) provide threateningly comic relief who begin the wrap-up of proceedings with the timeless advice to Brush Up Your Shakespeare.