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    The Taming of the Shrew

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    The Taming of the Shrew Examine the different ways in which Shakespeare presents the attitude towards marriage in the play, ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, and it shares many essential characteristics with his other romantic comedies, such as Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These characteristics include light-hearted and slapstick humour, disguises and deception and a happy ending in which most of the characters

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    The Taming of the Shrew Shrew--1Free, Mary. “Hortensio’s Role in Closing The Taming of the Shrew’s Induction,” RenaissancePapers 1999 (1999): 43-53.1Laurie E. Maguire, “Cultural Control in The Taming of the Shrew,”Renaissance Drama 26 (1995): 83.2Larry S. Champion, The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Comedy: A Study inDramatic Perspective, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970), 38. 3David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, updated 4thed. (NewYork: Longman 1997), 110.Hortensio’s Role

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    The Taming of the Shrew

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    The Taming of the Shrew In taking on the task of directing The Taming of the Shrew, Gregory Doran followed in a long line of directors that were faced with the challenge of how to mount one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The main issue of the play is how to deal with the brutal treatment of Katharine by Petruchio. It is male domination of the female through violence and starvation that eventual breaks Kate's will and tames her. The interpretive gesture reserved to the director is to decide how

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    Katherine The Shrew

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    is acknowledged and pulled apart, the true meaning of being a “shrew” comes to light. To begin this analysis, it is noteworthy that Katherine’s role as the shrew is, in hindsight, satirical to modern society. This means that her behavior and independence, while unheard of in Shakespeare's time, is rather normal and even expected of women in the Western world. An advantage readers have today, as opposed to when The Taming of the Shrew was published

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    A Critique of The Taming of the Shrew

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    Critique of The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by William Shakespeare.  Some scholars believe it may have been his first work written for the stage as well as his first comedy (Shakespearean 310).    The earliest record of it being performed on stage is in 1593 or 1594.  It is thought by many to be one of Shakespeare's most immature plays (Cyclopedia 1106). In The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio was the only suitor

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    The Taming of the Shrew Katherine In William Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew, the shrew played by Katherine, had a terrible outlook on life and just about everything else. Her negativity was caused by her younger, more beautiful sister Bianca. Bianca wanted to get married. She had all of the men's hearts, Katherine had none. If Katherine got married then Bianca could get married. She truly was a shrew who needed to be tamed. Petruchio came to Padua. Petruchio could tame

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    Katharina in Taming of the Shrew

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    Taming of the Shrew In Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, the character that has caused much debate and discussion has been Katharina, the shrew. The topic has usually been whether she was tamed, liberated, or whether she was just a good enough actress to make everyone think she was tamed.  In this essay, I will present arguments for and against each of these points, as well as discuss one television adaptation of Taming of the Shrew that presents Katharina not as the expected shrew, but as Petruchio's

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    In The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare creates humour through his characters by creating false realities (as demonstrated by Petruchio’s behaviour and attire in the scene of his wedding) and by the use of subterfuge and mistaken identity (shown in the final scenes with the transformation of Kate and Bianca’s respective personas). He also uses irony quite extensively, especially towards the end of the play (as can be seen in the final ‘wager’ scene). The concept that ‘things are not always as they

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    The Taming of the Shrew

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    learn about marriages and the rules of men and women in Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew?’ During the Elizabethan time men and women had diverse roles in society. Shakespeare manifested these attitudes in a comical play called ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. I will be exploring what a modern audience learns about marriages and the roles of men and women in Shakespeare’s ‘. The play The Taming of the Shrew’ is set in Italy, in a town called Padua. In Padua they believe that once their daughters

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    The Shrews Illusion

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    ways, thou hast tam’d a curst shrow. LUCENTIO: ‘Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam’d so. Indeed, Hortentio’s assurance in the taming of the “curst shrow” Katerina seems a wonder to all the audience in the final scene of “The Taming of the Shrew.” After hurling furniture, pitching fits and assaulting her sister, Katerina delivers a speech that lauds obedience and censures rough behavior. Allegedly, this speech demonstrates Katerina’s obedience to her husband, Petruchio, who has forced her

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