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Taming of the Shrew
Transcript of Taming of the Shrew
Characters and Relations
- quick tempered but becomes an obedient wife.
- the husband of Katherine. He 'tames' her.
- Katherine's younger sister who gets married to Lucentio
- Katherine and Bianca's father
a young student who marries Bianca.
-Lucentio's servant who assists Lucentio in his plan to marry Bianca.
A man who lives in Padua and courted Bianca.
-courted Bianca but then marries Widow.
- marries Hortensio
-father of Lucentio, very wealthy
- Lucentio's other servant
-pretends to be Vincentio
In act 5, Lucentio and Biondello head to the wedding of Bianca and Lucentio as they are already late. Vincentio comes to visit his son Lucentio. Upon arriving he meets the Merchant (who is acting as Vincetio). The Merchant tells Vincentio that he, himself, is the father of Lucentio. The plot is exposed and Lucentio and Bianca are happily married. Baptista is not angry and in the last scene we see if Kate may or may not have been "tamed."
Taming of the Shrew
Also takes place in Padua, Italy.
All are inside Lucentio's house, for a feast
Scene begins at suppertime, and ends when the feast is over, later in the night
Women are inferior to men.
Wives must obey their husbands.
Marriage is not always for love.
Vincentio (the real one) not being let into his own house represents how he is oblivious to what is going on with his son.
The shrew represents Katherine
Disguises represent how not all of the characters are honest and straightforward about their intentions.
The word "taming" represents how Petruchio makes Katherine obedient.
The use of the word shrew to describe Katherine.
Animals (horses, shrews, etc...)
Scene begins outside Lucentio's house, where Vincentio is introduced.
Biondello, Lucentio, Bianca, and Gremio are already inside
Vincentio and Baptista later go inside.
Katherina and Pertruchio stay outside, in the street
the scene probably takes place late afternoon, but there is no written evidence to prove that