Analysis Of The Taming Of The Shrew

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The author of The Taming of the Shrew was William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. William lived from around April 23, 1564 to April 23, 1616. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and together they had three children, two girls and a boy (who died at the age of twelve). He wrote thirty-seven plays. His last play, Henry VIII, was written two years before his death. The Taming of the Shrew begins with the discovery of a drunkard, Christopher Sly. A local lord decides to play a prank on him and dresses him up and puts him in one of his own rooms. When Sly wakes up, the lord and his servants tell him that he has been insane the past few years and is really a lord. He didn’t believe them until he sees his "wife," who is really a pageboy dressed as a woman. The rest of the story is a play that the lord's actors put on for him. In this play, a young man…show more content…
The Induction scenes in The Taming of the Shrew introduce the reader to Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker who is booted out of a tavern just before he passes out. While he is in his alcohol induced sleep, a Lord returns from hunting to find Sly and then devises the plan of dressing Sly in the clothes of the aristocracy and tricking him into believing that he is a wealthy Lord. Sly awakens to find himself surrounded in splendor, and even though he doesn't really believe he is a wealthy Lord, he plays along hoping that maybe it is true.A troupe of players is brought in to entertain the new Lord Sly and the play they perform is the story of the taming of the shrew. With too much time and money on his hands, the Lord highlights Shakespeare's emphasis on the hierarchal class order as it is represented in The Taming of the

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