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Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

by: Kimberly Burke

Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew EH 403

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These are the notes I took in class on The Taming of the Shrew. This does not include quiz answers or Power Point notes. My page and line numbers are from the Riverside textbook.
Shakespeare I
Dr. Gates
Class Notes
Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kimberly Burke on Monday February 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EH 403 at Jacksonville State University taught by Dr. Gates in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Shakespeare I in Foreign Language at Jacksonville State University.

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Date Created: 02/01/16
Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew • Characters: o Gremio – 1 of 3 suitors for Bianca, old man, unsuccessful o Hortensio – 1 of 3 suitors, unsuccessful, marries widow, disguised as music tutor o Lucentio – disguises as tutor named Cambio, wins Bianca’s love, student from Pisa o Baptista – father, wealthy o Grumio – Petruchio’s servant, fool/comic relief o Biondello = Lucentio o Christopher Sly - beggar, principal in introduction, drunk, tricked by nobleman into thinking he is a Lord, job: Tinker o Katherine/Kate – shrew, Baptista’s daughter, Bianca’s sister, Petruchio’s wife o Petruchio – Verona gentleman, Kate’s husband for her dowry, tries to tame Kate o Bianca – Baptista’s sought after daughter, Kate’s sister & foil, Lucentio’s wife o Tranio – Lucentio’s servant, acts as Lucentio to beg for Bianca’s hand o Biondello – Lucentio’s second servant o Vincentio – Lucentio’s father o Pedant – pretend’s to be Vincentio o Haberdasher – brings hat to Kate & Petruchio, unaware that he is part of Petruchio’s plan • Pg.175 – A Shrew has a Biblical take; Shakespeare’s Kate had a secular approach o A Shrew is a source not by Shakespeare • Pg.153 line 169 – Petruchio woos Kate, pretends he loves her disobedience o Turns the tables by flattering her • Stichomythia – alternating dialogue between 2 characters – rapid fire one liners o Also in Richard III o Language is important – word usage, puns, twisting words o Petruchio flattering Kate – example of rapid fire exchange § Sexual innuendos; Kate is interested but verbally uninterested • Echo/return to line “Kiss me, Kate” o End of wooing scene o Street scene – watch mishaps happen (Act 5, Scene 1) – kiss in the street, ashamed to kiss in public o End of play – Kate tells the other women how to be obedient to their husbands • Transition to happy couple o Act 4, Scene 5 – the sun, the moon scene § En route to Kate’s father’s house, Kate catches on to Petruchio’s game • Petruchio appreciates Kate’s willingness to play along • Act 4, Scene 1 (pg.162) – Pavlovian Response (like training animals) – version of brainwashing • Wager at the end of the story – men call wives to see who will come quickest o Petruchio may be nervous about whether Kate will come to him o Act 5, Scene 2 (pg.170) – Kate is the only one who comes • Kate is conditioned to misbehave b/c she rejects conforming to Bianca’s ways just b/c Bianca is the favorite, wanted sister


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