The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew❴PDF❵ ✈ The Taming of the Shrew Author William Shakespeare – Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio and the two sisters they meet in Padua Lucentio fal Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy of the PDF/EPUB é The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio and the two sisters they meet in The Taming ePUB × Padua Lucentio falls in love with Bianca the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola But before they can marry Bianca's formidable elder sister Katherine must be wed Petruchio interested only Taming of the MOBI ï in the huge dowry arranges to marry Katherine against her will and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

William Shakespeare baptised April of the PDF/EPUB é was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist He is often called The Taming ePUB × England's national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been Taming of the MOBI ï tr.

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  • William Shakespeare
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  • 12 October 2015
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10 thoughts on “The Taming of the Shrew

  1. Madeline says:

    The Taming of the Shrew abridgedPETRUCHIO Hey Mr Minola I wanna marry your daughter The fact that she comes included with an awesome dowry has nothing to do with thisBAPTISTA Oh I'm sorry I have this jackass rule that my daughter Bianca can't get married until her evil older sister does soPETRUCHIO No I want to marry the Kate chick My friends tell me she's a ballbusting bitch a shrew if you will and I love a challenge BAPTISTA SOLD to the rich guy with a death wish Have fun kids runsPETRUCHIO 'Sup baby?KATE FUCK YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL DICKSHIT PETRUCHIO Aww Who's a cute widdle feminist? Yes you are Yes you OW Jesus Christ you bit meKATE foams at mouthPETRUCHIO Damn this might take a few days GREMIO I want to marry Bianca HORTENSIO No I want to marry BiancaLUCENTIO Too bad losers I'M going to marry Bianca and for some reason I've decided that the best way to woo her is to disguise myself as a tutorHORTENSIO YOU STOLE MY IDEABIANCA Mwahahaha Dance puppets danceHORTENSIO AND LUCENTIO danceBAPTISTA So somehow everything turned out okay Lucentio married Bianca in secret without my permission which I'm totally okay with and even Hortensio found a widow to be his rebound wife WIDOW Hi I'm rich and hornyBAPTISTA and Gremio didn't get anyone but he's old so we don't care and even Petruchio was able to tame my daughterPETRUCHIO Sure if by tame you mean utterly break her spirit using methods that are now being employed by guards at Guantanamo but sure whatever works BAPTISTA So really everyone winsKATE Hi honey I just finished ironing your shirts and then I realized it's been over five minutes since I told you how awesome you are You're the bestest husband ever Gee if only women could be as great as menEVERYONE AwwwwTHE END

  2. Barry Pierce says:

    We get it Bill you hate women

  3. Lisa says:

    Oh well Shakespeare What do you expect me to make of this Sir? Me being a Kate but not starved tortured and humiliated into obedience submission complete surrender? How shall I read this play that made me literally feel a knot in my stomach that filled me with nausea anger and sadness? My first reaction was to think “Thank you Sir that’s enough I’ll have none of this any you may be my literary hero but this is TOO MUCH”Then all those other authors came to mind those brilliant authors who wrote about misogyny colonisation and taming of human minds and I reconsidered If I read Shakespeare’s taming of Kate as a moral play I have to reject it with disgust regardless of what the customs of the time were But as a parable on how to break a spirit it is uite unsurpassed in its cruelty and effectiveness and as such it holds a truth that still unfortunately is uite unchallenged in many parts of societyAt the beginning of the play Kate is a “wild cat” a falcon that cherishes her own way of living and thinking and speaking and fears no man She doesn’t know the treacherous power of the falconer who uses her talents to tame her as Petrucchio himself puts it “My falcon now is sharp” Chinua Achebe in the title for his classic novel Things Fall Apart chose a a line from a poem by Yeats to allude to the same kind of relationship between European colonisers and free African men with a similar end result of complete breakdown of the falcon’s way of life after being forced to surrender to the game of the falconerTurning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the worldThe blood dimmed tide is loosed and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction while the worstAre full of passionate intensitySurvival of the cruellest and most ruthless players the rule seems to be It is extremely painful to follow Kate’s path from an educated strong willed thinking young woman to a brainwashed “puppet” similar to the alternative Nora in Ibsen’s rewritten ending of A Doll's House forced to surrender“Why sir I trust I may have leave to speak;And speak I will; I am no child no babeYour betters have endured me say my mind;And if you cannot best you stop your earsMy tongue will tell the anger of my heart;Or else my heart concealing it will breakAnd rather than it shall I will be freeEven to the uttermost as I please in words”Wouldn’t those have been wonderful last words for a strong heroine standing her ground? Better than what came after her ordeal in any case a sermon held in front of her husband who celebrates and cashes in money after betting that he can prove that he has broken his wife’s spirit completely spoken as an appeal to the other men and women in the play as well Kate now is claiming women should love the masters that force their will upon them“Such duty as the subject owes the princeEven such a woman oweth to her husband”She adopts this attitude of missionary female submission after going through an episode where Petrucchio makes her claim that the sun is the moon or whatever else he calls it This brainwashing method calls to mind the horrible torture in Orwell’s 1984 where citizens are pushed to the point of accepting whatever falsehood Big Brother chooses to sell as truth of the day If Big Brother says 225 then that is true Period Neither Orwell nor Shakespeare leave it at that though The taming is not complete until Winston whispers in the end “I love Big Brother” and that is precisely what Kate does as well Having been pushed over the edge she accepts and embraces her prison and loves her jailer The Spanish Inuisition worked with similar methodsSo what do I make of this piece? I hate it And I admire Shakespeare for putting abuse of power on stage so clearly For his female characters are strong falcons they are intelligent and free in their own chosen life style But they break under cruel torture and horribly unjust social conditions just like any human being does Achebe’s Okonkwo is a proud man but he breaks under the superior weapons of the European usurpers Winston is a rebel but Big Brother has better tools of controlI will close the review with an echo of Kate’s words when she was still a bird outside the cage free to use her words to speak her mind As long as those words are not erased from the play but hold their position in the history of Kate she will never completely surrender“Why sir I trust I may have leave to speak;And speak I will; I am no child no babeYou betters have endured me say my mind;And if you cannot best you stop your earsMy tongue will tell the anger of my heart;Or else my heart concealing it will breakAnd rather than it shall I will be freeEven to the uttermost as I please in words”And Nora keep running from A Doll's House

  4. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina the headstrong obdurate shrew Initially Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship; however Petruchio tames her with various psychological torments such as keeping her from eating and drinking until she becomes a desirable compliant and obedient bride The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's younger sister Bianca who is seen as the ideal woman The uestion of whether the play is misogynistic has become the subject of considerable controversy particularly among modern scholars audiences and readersتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز پنجم ماه جولای سال 2007 میلادیعنوان رام کردن زن سرکش؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم محسن قاسمی؛ تهران، پارسه، 1395؛ در 178ص؛ موضوع نمایشنامه های کمدی از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 16معنوان رام کردن زن سرکش؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ اهواز، تیر، 1377؛ در 148ص؛این نمایش دارای یک پیش پرده و پنج پرده استشخصیت‌های پیش پرده کریستوفر سلای یک سرهم‌بند مست یک لرد، یک بانو، یک امربر، بازیگران، شکارچیان و خدمت گزارانپیش نمایش کریستوفر سلای درویش آب زیرکاه شهر، شبی مست و خراب، در گوشه ی خیابان افتاده‌ است لردی او را به قصر خود می‌برد این لرد برای تفریح و خنده، دستور می‌دهد پیش از آنکه مردک، از خواب مستی بیدار شود؛ او را به بهترین اتاق‌های قصر ببرند، و بهترین البسه فاخر را بر او بپوشانند وقتی کریستوفر سلای، از خواب مستی بیدار می‌شود، خود را در میان خیل خدمتکاران رنگارنگ می‌بیند، که در حال تعظیم و تکریم به او هستند؛ از جمله پسری، که در لباس و آرایش زنان، نقش همسر او را بازی می‌کند این همسر، با نوازش، به وی تبریک می‌گوید، که او سرانجام از حالت غش و اغمای پانزده ساله مرض، و از دست دادن مشاعر، بهبود یافته‌ است برای جشن و سرور و طرب، به منظور جلوگیری از بازگشت مرض، بر اثر فکر و خیال، دستور داده می‌شود، گروهی از بازیگران دوره گرد را، به قصر آورند، و نمایش رام کردن زن سرکش را، در حضور عالیجناب بازی کنندشخصیت‌های نمایشنامه باپتیستا مینولا نجیب‌ زاده‌ ای ثروتمند، اهل پادوآ کاترینا دختر بزرگ و زیبای باپتیستا، تنها عیبش ستیزه‌ جویی و گستاخی تحمل ناپذیر است بیانکا خواهر کوچک‌تر و نقطه مقابل کاترینای وحشی؛ الاهه‌ ای از مهربانی و ظرافت پتروکیو بی‌ تربیتی کله‌ پوک، ابلهی فحاش و در عین حال نجیب‌زاده‌ ای از ورونا که تصمیم دارد کاترینا را رام و تصاحب کند وینچنتیو نجیب‌زاده‌ ای سالخورده از پیزا لوچنتیو پسر وینچنتیو؛ جوانی مقبول و بامحبت، عاشق بیانکا هورتنسیو و گرمیو خواستگاران بیانکا ترانیو و بیوندلو خدمتکاران لوچنتیو گرومیو و کرتیس خدمتکاران پتروکیو یک خیاط، یک بیوه زن، یک خراز؛چکیده نمایشنامه «باپتیستا مینولا» بازرگانی بسیار ثروتمند اهل «پادوآ» دو دختر دارد دختر بزرگ‌تر، «کاترینا»، به سبب کارها و روحیه شیطانی و تخسی ای که دارد، در شهر و دیار خود انگشت نماست، و از همین رو بی شوهر مانده‌ است؛ حال آنکه خواهر کوچک ترش، «بیانکا»، که محجوب و سر به زیر است، خواستگاران بسیار دارد، ولی پدر از پذیرفتن، و دادن پاسخ مساعد به خواستگاران خودداری می‌کند؛ مگر آنکه اول برای دختر بزرگ‌تر شوهری پیدا شود؛ ا شربیانی

  5. Lydia says:

    Lucentio Hey I'm Lucentio Who's that hot girl?Bianca That would be me And hotness is about all I have going for me Because I only have about 5 linesLucentio Wanna have sex get married?Baptista I'm her father you whippersnapper Get in line She can't get married until her older sister doesLucentio Who's that?Katherina ROAR GNASH GNARL I don't want to get married but I live in Elizabethan England so I must I also have a violent streak and beat up my sister all the time because she's a wussLucentio Damn Guess I'll disguise myself then because this is a Shakespeare comedyPetruchio WAASSSSSSUP??????? Hortensio Hey buddy Petruchio My dad's dead yo I need a rich woman You know any?Hortensio Well there's this shrew I know I'm trying to get with her sister I figure the best way to get with her is through disguise like that other guyPetruchio Enough about you Where's the rich chick?Baptista She's right here KATHERINEKatherina WHAT?Baptista Marry this guyKatherina NOBaptista YESKatherina FINE I hate you You just don't understand And you like Bianca bestPetruchio Shut up Hey guess what We got married offstage and I dressed up like a jackassKatherina This sucksPetruchio Okay let's go home PS you don't get to eat or sleepKatherina But I'm hungry and tiredPetruchio Too badKatherina AARHRGRGGLucentio Remember me? I'm putting even people in disguises It's zany Also I totally married that chick in secret Bianca Huh?Lucentio Shut upPetruchio Here we are We came back for your weddingLucentio Sweet I see you tamed that shrew but goodPetruchio For realsLucentio But she still isn't as obedient as my wifePetruchio You wanna bet?Lucentio You're onHortensio Me too I got married tooLucentio Whatever Servant call my wifeServant She won't comeHortensio Call my wifeServant She won't comePetruchio That's what she said I mean other servant call my womanKatherina Yeah?Petruchio Tell 'em about itKatherina Women suckPetruchio Kiss me KateCURTAINOkay here's the deal The Taming of the Shrew is a well written and genuinely funny play that glorifies spousal abuse You have to forgive a lot because of when it was written and how it was written with the framing device and all that jazz But it still draws laughs from brainwashing your wife Uncool As a theater practitioner you have to make some decisions Do you cut most the abuse? Do you change the intention of the final speech? Do you keep the blatant misogyny? Whatever you do you end up with something either very far from what Shakespeare wrote or something very far from what we in theory believe today

  6. Sean Barrs says:

    I really don’t buy the irony Here is a play by a very young Shakespeare trying to appeal to the masses; here is a play that purposely appeals to the misogynistic beliefs of its early audiences and I really don’t like it This is what should have happened at the end KatherineI’m a Shrew; I’m a woman who stands upFor herself and for her sisters alikeI have a voice; I will not be tamed byMen who think themselves overlords Instead we have a rather meek speech in which a broken woman who has been deprived of sleep and food agrees to live under her husband’s thumb Some may call this the comedy element but I just can’t see it in that light I didn’t find anything funny about the situation Thankfully Shakespeare learnt to do much better

  7. Henry Avila says:

    The gentle gentleman William Shakespeare pokes glorious fun at customs marriages greed and scoundrels especially pretentious men and women A practical joke can be carried to the extreme in the northern Italian city of Padua in the time of the brilliant Renaissance a poor intoxicated man a tramp in fact strangely named Christopher Sly is found by an amused nobleman outside a filthy tavern sleeping on the dirt in the street people walking by ignoring the unfortunate human Until this Lord has an idea take him to his impressive mansion and pretend that the lush is really the owner exchange identities the nobleman becomes a servant and Sly the powerful aristocrat a long illness had made him think the dreams of a lowly situation in life were correct He awakes in his luxury a miracle after so many hard years the diluted man comes to his senses they say everyone acts like this is the lord of the manor Thrilled after some effective persuasion the truth of this he learns about a beautiful wife a boy dressed like a woman begins ordering his smiling servants barely keeping from laughing out loud to get liuor of an inferior uality which is not present he has to receive a better drink a costly wine never experienced by him A troupe of actors arrive on site to perform Shakespeare loves a play in a play the bored sleepy Christopher gives permission reluctantly to get this over with as uickly as possible he rather go to bed there is a reason now to do so The play begins The Taming of the Shrew Baptista Minola a very wealthy merchant a widower in the same city has two pretty marriageable daughters the calm kind charming Bianca with many suitors and her older sister Katherine who does not have any her sharp tongue violent and combative nature keeps the frightened men far far away The father decrees that Katherine must marry first causing much turmoil the very generous dowry of both still cannot get anyone to come forth the shrew is too well known in town Until Petruchio a rich gentleman from Verona comes to Padua he wants wealth and will marry for it isn't afraid of difficulties he has only an eye for the gold Also the son of a well to do nobleman from Pisa Lucentio studying at the famous university here sees Bianca instant love but the Katherine problem continues no hope he will not give up the prize his feelings are too strong Disguises himself as a teacher Minola needs one for his younger daughter in order to be near Bianca under an assumed name of Camibio the mutual attraction is apparent to all but the clueless father Now if the brave or is it the foolish Petruchio can somehow get Katherine to marry him everyone will live presumably happily ever after that is what fairy tales state Would they mislead the public? An diverting satire not to be taken seriously

  8. Bill Kerwin says:

    Re reading the play this time I liked it a little better than I thought I would I predicted that the brutal treatment of Katharine by Petruchio would ruin the play for me but it didn't From the induction involving Christopher Sly the text of The Taming of the Shrew is full of so many transformations tinker to lord page to lady servant to rich young man rich young man to teacher of grammar rich suitor to music teacher wandering scholar to prosperous merchant etc as well as so many literary allusions to Ovid and other metamorphoses that Kate's transformation from shrew into obedient wife seems just one mythological marvel produced by the magic of the stage with Petruchio as the play's protean Prospero But I'm making the play seem better than it is It is a very slight entertainment indeed a farce whose lack of even comic seriousness is one of the reason why its brutality and misogyny are relatively inoffensive

  9. Emily May says:

    It makes some people feel better to believe that the rampant misogyny in this play is supposed to be ironic Well whatever I still don't much enjoy watching a woman having her spirit broken down until she's nothing but a shell of what she once was

  10. James says:

    Book Review The Taming of the Shrew is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays and comedies produced in the mid 1590s We read this play in 8th or 9th grade as one of the introductions to Shakespeare in an English course I'd rank this somewhere in the middle in terms of his comedies as well as works in general It's got several funny moments ironic humor but it's also a bit weaker in terms of style and hidden meanings among all the words and characters The plot is strong and copied by many in the last 420 years Two men want to date marry two women; sisters brothers or friends doesn't really matter But only if both girls are married at the same time thus forcing the hand where 1 man must step up and take one for the team Some argue the play is sexist I won't debate that only say it is over 400 years old and probably forward thinking than most others at the time Not saying it's right or fair tho What does a man do when he agrees to marry the shrewish girl especially when she won't have anything to do with him Inject some humor fiendish plot and sarcasm of course What makes this an interesting play is there is a lot of action and definition in the characters There's enough to go around unlike some of the other works where you can't uite tell which characters are important and sometimes mix up a few Much easier to stay focused here But it's not as funny as you'd like it to be I like plays with strong female characters Katherine is strong but unfortunately has a few weak moments And the ending doesn't fit for meBut as far his plays go definitely worth a read About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creatorspolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251

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