The movie is modernized so that it takes place in a high school.
The play was meant for the audience of the that time period, as was the movie.
So he sets out to find someone to wed Katherine (Kat). Their are some more subtle similarities in the stories as well.
Such as when Hortensio (another man after Katherine, equivalent to Joey in the movie) and Lucentio act as tutors because that is the only way they can be with Bianca.
In the end, Petruchio ends up “taming the shrew” and a man named Lucentio ends up winning Bianca and they marry as well.
The movie “10 Things I Hate About You” is about a new student, named Cameron, at Padua High School who immediately falls in love with the beautiful and popular Bianca Stratford.The movie and the play were both entertaining, but if I had to pick just one to re-watch or re-read it would have to be the movie.The reason for that is mainly because it’s more modern and makes more sense in this day and age.They are obviously both similar due to the fact that “10 Things I Hate About You” was a remake of the original, but they are not completely the same.The modern film version was changed to suit a different audience of the time period and contained more up-to-date features.Taking place in a high school was a reason for it possibly being catered to people of that age range.The movie gave credit to the play by doing things such as naming the characters after the characters in the play, but it also gave credit by directly quoting some lines from the play.The play “The Taming of the Shrew”, is basically about a “shrew” named Katherine Minola who is infamous for having a bad temper and being volatile.It is thought that no man would ever want Katherine due to the fact that she would be temperamental and disobedient.Bianca has an older sister named Kat who is the less popular of the two sisters and is sort of an outcast.Kat does not seem interested in dating and that is unfortunate for Bianca as she is interested in dating but not allowed to participate in the dating game unless Kat does as well. The story continues in a similar pattern as “The Taming of the Shrew” except obviously in a different time and setting, and with a little different plot and twists.