Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew EH 403
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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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