monologues of the taming of the shrew | shakespeare (2023)

The Taming of the Shrew: one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays. It's hard to ignore the misogynistic issues, the blatant domestic violence and a host of other issues. While we continue to debate the relevance of this play and whether or not it should be performed, it still offers actors much worth exploring. The fiery relationship between Catherine and Petruchio is one of Shakespeare's best and leads to incredible repartee. And there are some fantastic scenes and monologues that can be found throughout the play. So if you've been cast in a production, you're working on aMonologue for an audition, or just want something greatShakespearetext, let's take a closer look at the play.

play summary

No matter what play, scene or speech you are working on, understanding the story and context is always the most important starting point.

The play begins with a so-called "induction"; It's basically a small piece-within-a-piece, but it's often cut out completely and wasn't shown in the last production I saw. So we won't go into that here.

The play begins in earnest with the arrival of Lucentius in Padua, accompanied by his servant Tranio. They come looking for an education, which is quickly thrown out the window when Luenctio meets Bianca Minola. Bianca is the beautiful daughter of wealthy Baptista Minola and the most desirable young woman in town.

However, Lucentio is not the only one interested in Bianca. He competes with Hortensio and the Elder Guild for her love. All of these have no hope of marriage, as Baptista makes it very clear that no one will marry Bianca until her other daughter Catarina (the "shrew") is married. Katharina is headstrong and extremely independent, and the prospect of her marrying seems unthinkable.

But then comes Petruchio!

Petruchio, Hortensio's friend, has just returned from the war and is desperate to find a rich wife. Hortensio can hardly believe his luck, and Petruchio only needs a little coaxing to get the idea of ​​marrying the resolute Katharina. He loves the challenge of courting Catherine, and in one of the play's most famous scenes (Act 2, Scene 1), shown below, Petruchio is courting Catherine (sort of).

(Video) Shakespeare's Monologues || The Taming of the Shrew "Fie, fie! unknit that threatening unkind brow,"

In one of the strangest and funniest marriage proposals ever written, Petruchio seems to get what he wants and a date is set for the wedding.

After all the dating melodrama, the wedding day finally arrives and we begin to think that Petruchio has left Kate. Eventually he arrives, dressed in silly clothes and mocking the entire event. While this is incredibly offensive, the marriage takes place. The party is underway and the celebration begins before Petruchio abruptly pulls Kate away and takes her back to her house.

Lucentio and Hortensio, for their part, have decided that the only way to win Bianca over even more is by posing as a teacher. Baptista recently asked teachers to further Bianca's education, so the two dress up as teachers. Eventually, Bianca and Lucentio fall in love (much to Hortensio's chagrin). Baptisa gives them permission to marry if the promised dowry can be arranged, so Tranio (Lucêncio's servant) decides to disguise himself as Lunceito's father, Vicente, to promise the dowry.

This is where the torture begins and Petruchio continues to torment Kate. After constant abuse from Petruchio, she begins to be "tamed". Eventually they return to Padua for Bianca's wedding. In a famous scene, Petruchio gets Kate to admit that the sun is actually the moon and it looks like the brainwashing/abuse has finally instilled.

At the end of the play, all couples test their new wives and bet on who will be the most faithful (Hortensio married a rich widow). Kate is the only truly loyal one and comes back and delivers a famous monologue (see below) berating the other women and telling them to honor their husbands.

As always, the best way to understand the play is to READ it. But if you have trouble reading Shakespeare's plays, there's a fantastic 1967Shakespeare Filmwith Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, it is well worth a visit.

(Video) The Taming of the Shrew | Act 2 Scene 1 | Royal Shakespeare Company

Taming the Shrew Honest Video Synopsis

character list

Katharina Minola(often called Kate - she's the "shrew")
Bianca Minola(Catherine's sister)
Baptista Minola(Her father)

brillant(Admirer of Bianca)
tranium(your servant)
blondello(also your servant)
vicente(Father Lucentio)

Petruchio(Catherine's suitor)
lump(Petruchios Diener)

hydrangea(Admirer of Bianca)
guild(Admirer of Bianca)

There are a few more characters, but these are the main roles.

Monologues from The Taming of the Shrew

Ato 1 Dinner 1

Lucentio:

(Video) Taming of the Shrew- Katherine Monologue

Tranio for the great desire I had
Fair Padua, art school, to see,
I arrived in fertile Lombardy,
The pleasant garden of great Italy,
And by my Father's love and permission, I am armed
With your good will and your good company –
My faithful servant, well approved in everything -
Here we will breathe and happily enter
An ingenious course and studies.
Pisa, famous for venerable citizens,
Gave me first my essence and my father -
A merchant with huge traffic around the world -
Vincentio, wie der Bentivogli.
son of Vincentio, raised in Florence,
Must serve all expected hopes
To adorn your wealth with your virtuous deeds:
And therefore Tranio, for as long as I study,
Virtue is that part of philosophy
I will apply these treats of happiness
For the virtue to be achieved.
Give me your opinion because I still have pimples
And I came to Padua as one who goes
A shallow dive to take it down,
And he seeks to quench his thirst with satiety.

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PETRUCHIO

No not a bit; I find you passing by smoothly.
"I was told that you were rude, shy and ill-tempered,
And now I think the report is very untrue;
Because you are pleasant, playful, momentarily polite,
But slow of speech, but sweet as spring flowers.
You can't frown, you can't look wrong,
Bite your lip like angry whores do
You also don't get pleasure from getting angry in conversation;
But you entertain your suitors with kindness;
With gentle, soft and affable conference.
Why is the world reporting that Kate has a limp?
O slanderous world! Kate likes the hazel branch
It is straight and slender and has an equally brown hue.
Like hazelnuts and sweeter than grains.
Oh let me see you go don't you stop

Ato 2 Dinner 1

PETRUCHIO:

I will visit you here
And woo her with some panache when she comes.
Say she scolds; why then i'll tell her clearly
She sings sweet as a nightingale.
Say she frowns; I will say she looks so clear
Like morning roses freshly washed by the dew.
Tell her she's dumb and won't say a word;
Then I will praise your eloquence,
And say that she utters piercing eloquence.
If she asks me to pack I'll say thank you
Like she asked me to stay with her for a week;
If she refuses to marry, I look forward to the day
When will I demand the bann and when will I marry.

Full details of the monologue byI will escort her here and woo her with some panache when she comes.

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Catarina:

(Video) Taming of the Shrew Katherine Monologue

No shame but mine. I must be forced
To place my hand against my heart
For a mad Rudesby full of spleen
Who has dated in a hurry and wants to marry in peace.
I told you he was a crazy fool
Hide your bitter jokes in blunt behavior,
And be known as a happy man
He will woo a thousand, "Show the wedding day,
Have a party, invite friends and announce the ban
But that never means marrying where he courted.
Now the world must point to poor Katherine
And say: "Here is the wife of mad Petruccio,
If he wants, come and marry her.

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PETRUCHIO:

So I started my government politically,
And it is my hope to end successfully.
My hawk is now sharp and passes empty,
And until she stoops, she must not be stuffed,
Because then she never looks at the bait.
Another way I have to take care of my Haggard,
That she may come and know her guardian's calling:
That is, to observe them as we observe these dragons
That beats and beats and does not obey.
She didn't eat meat today and no one will;
She didn't sleep last night, nor will she sleep tonight.
As with meat, an undeserved mistake
I'll learn about how to make the bed,
And here I throw the pillow, there the pillow,
Then the duvet, different the sheets.
Yes, and in the midst of this hubbub, I intend to
All this is done in her venerable care;
And in the end she'll stay up all night
And if she nods her head, I'll scold her and hit her
And the screams keep her awake.
This is a way to kill a woman with kindness
And that way I will control your crazy and rebellious mood.
Who better knows how to tame a hag,
Now let him speak; It's charity to show.

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Catarina:

The more I make mistakes, the more his evil appears.
What, he married me to starve me?
Beggars knocking on my father's door
If asked, give alms;
If not, they find charity elsewhere.
But I never knew how to ask
i never had to ask
Hungry for meat, dizzy from lack of sleep,
Kept awake with oaths and fed with fights;
And what pisses me off more than all these desires
He does it in the name of perfect love,
Because who can say if I should sleep or eat
There has been a terminal illness or current death.
I beg you to go and bring me something to eat –
I don't care what so let it be healthy food.

Ato 4 Dinner 3

PETRUCHIO:

Well come on my Kate let's go to your father's house
Even in these honest robes:
let our sacks be proud, our clothes poor,
Because the mind enriches the body,
And when the sun breaks through the darkest clouds
So honor the meanest habit.
What is the jay more precious than the lark?
Why are your feathers prettier?
Or is the viper better than the eel?
Why does your makeup skin favor the look?
Oh no, good Kate; you are not worse either
For this sparse facility and unpleasant amenities.
If you're ashamed, put it on me
And therefore anger: let's go from now on immediately
To party and float in your father's house.
- Go, call my men, and we'll go straight to him,
And take our horses to the end of the long gauge.
There we will go down and go on foot.
Let's see, I think it's seven o'clock now
And well, we can get there by dinner.

(Video) Petruchio's Monologue - The Taming of the Shrew | Michael MacLeod

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Catarina:

Untie that cruel and menacing brow,
And don't shy away from scornful glances from those eyes
To hurt your lord, your king, your governor.
It stains her beauty like frost bites the meadows,
Confound your fame like swirls stir pretty buds
And it is by no means fitting or gracious.
A troubled woman is like a turbulent spring,
Slender, ugly, fat, without beauty
And while it is like this, no one is so dry or thirsty
Will be condescending to taste or touch a drop of it.
Your husband is your lord, your life, your guardian,
Your head, your sovereign: The one who cares for you
And for your sustenance; commits your body
To laborious work on water and land,
See the night in the storms, the day in the cold,
While you stay warm at home, safe and secure,
And craves no other tribute from your hands
But love, pretty looks and true obedience -
Too little payment for such a huge debt.
Such duties, which the subject owes the prince,
Even this wife owes her husband something;
And when she's stubborn, grumpy, grumpy, upset
And not obedient to your honest will,
What is she but a nasty quarrelsome rebel?
And ruthless traitor to her beloved master?
I'm ashamed that women are so simple
To offer war where they should kneel for peace
Or fight for domination, supremacy and influence
When they are obligated to serve, love and obey.
Why are our bodies soft, weak and flat,
Incapable of toil and trouble in the world,
But these are our sweet terms and our hearts
Should it go well with our outer parts?
Come, come, you stubborn, incompetent worm,
My mind was as big as yours
My heart is so big, my mind maybe bigger,
Word for word and frown for frown.
But now I see our spears are just straws
Our strength so weak, our weakness matchless,
That seems to be more what we really are less.
Then their stomachs howl, because it's not a boot,
And put your hands under your husband's feet:
As a sign of your duty, please
My hand is ready, let it relieve you.

FAQs

How do you tame a shrew monologue? ›

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor. It blots thy beauty as frosts do bite the meads, Confounds thy fame as whirlwinds shake fair buds, And in no sense is meet or amiable.

What is the message of Kate's final monologue? ›

In the speech, Kate reprimands them for their angry dispositions, saying that it does not become a woman to behave this way, especially toward her husband. A wife's duty to her husband, she says, mimics the duty that “the subject owes the prince,” because the husband endures great pain and labor for her benefit (V.

What are monologues in drama? ›

monologue, in literature and drama, an extended speech by one person. The term has several closely related meanings. A dramatic monologue (q.v.) is any speech of some duration addressed by a character to a second person.

Why are our bodies soft and weak and smooth? ›

Or that they want control, supremacy and sway, when they are bound to serve, love and obey. Why would our bodies be soft and weak and smooth — unsuited to toil and trouble in the world — unless our soft characters and our hearts should match our external parts? Come, come, you stubborn and powerless worms!

What is a shrew as a woman? ›

shrew noun [C] (WOMAN)

old-fashioned disapproving. an unpleasant woman who is easily annoyed and who argues a lot.

What scene is Iago's monologue? ›

Iago Monologue (Act 2 Scene 3)

Is Kate tamed at the end of the play? ›

The ideals of the private life in the Renaissance, marriage, are demonstrated in the public space by the end of the play. Thus, Kate is tamed publically. However, as she speaks less and her tongue is tamed, whether or not Kate believes in her newly imposed role is up for question.

Why was Katherine called the Shrew? ›

Katherine is the "shrew" of the play's title. Because she is stubborn, is sometimes ill-mannered, and does not allow herself to be ordered around by men, she is constantly insulted, made fun of, and otherwise denigrated by practically all the other characters in the play.

Did Petruchio tame Katherine? ›

He simply wanted to tame her to be able to say he tamed the most shrewish woman. In this interpretation, Petruchio marries Katharine solely for her dowry. The counterargument is that Petruchio develops love for Katharine and tames her because he sees her shrewishness as a condition that she cannot cure on her own.

What are the 4 types of monologues? ›

  • Soliloquy (monologue in drama)
  • Dramatic monologue.
  • Operatic monologue.
  • Comic monologue.
  • Monologuing.

What are some examples of a monologue? ›

For example, a scene that captures a president's speech to a crowd exhibits a dramatic monologue that is both lengthy and important to the story's plotline. In fact, in TV, theater ,and film, all speeches given by a single character—to an audience, the audience, or even just one character—are dramatic monologues.

What is the famous line from The Taming of the Shrew? ›

If I be waspish, best beware my sting. To change true rules for old inventions. Forward, I pray, since we have come so far, And be it moon, or sun, or what you please.

Does Taming of the Shrew have a happy ending? ›

In the play The Taming of the Shrew honesty and deception play a big role. Throughout the entire play every single relationship had a lie but in the end everyone had a happy ending. Petruchio, a man who wanted to marry for dowry and happiness, lied to his wife Katherine. He deceived her into marriage.

What does it mean to Vail your stomach? ›

Both vail and stomach have multiple meanings (of course)… vail can mean “to be of use” or “to lower in sign of submission” (both OED), while stomach can mean. spirit, courage. obstinacy, stubbornness.

Is shrew a sexist word? ›

The word later came to be used to describe a nagging, ill-tempered woman, as in William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Unless you are a famous dead author, however, you may want to steer clear of this one in conversation: it's considered offensive.

What is the main message of Taming of the Shrew? ›

Instead, The Taming of the Shrew emphasizes the economic aspects of marriage—specifically, how economic considerations determine who marries whom. The play tends to explore romantic relationships from a social perspective, addressing the institutions of courtship and marriage rather than the inner passions of lovers.

Is The Taming of the Shrew Gaslighting? ›

Petrucia engages in 'gaslighting', demanding gratitude and withholding food when it is not forthcoming. Some have argued that Petrucio's taming technique reflects the techniques of falconry, whereby keeping a bird awake meant that the falconer remained awake, and going hungry entailed the falconer going hungry too.

What is Iago's famous quote? ›

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.”

What is Iago last words? ›

Iago himself replies, with the final words spoken by him in the play: Demand me nothing. What you know, you know. From this time forth, I never will speak word.

What is Shylock's soliloquy? ›

He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies, and what's his reason? I am a Jew.

Who is late for Kate and Petruchio's wedding? ›

Petruchio is late arriving for his wedding, to Katherine's great embarrassment.

How does Bianca change in Taming of the shrew? ›

She is courted by both Hortensio and Lucentio, who dress as tutors to get near her. Her character transforms in the eyes of the audience, from a seemingly perfect daughter and image of maidenly virtue to a quick-witted, willful, flirtatious vixen. This transformation runs opposite that of her sister Kate.

Who is the real shrew in Taming of the shrew? ›

Katherine. The “shrew” of the play's title, Katherine, or Kate, is the daughter of Baptista Minola, with whom she lives in Padua. She is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her.

Why does Katherine slap Petruchio? ›

At one point, Kate smacks Petruchio after he makes a reference to his "tongue" in her "tail" (an oral sex joke). Petruchio threatens to beat her if she slaps him again.

Did Petruchio break Katherine? ›

She is told several times by him that because he loves her so much, he cannot let her have such substandard food or sleeping conditions. On the way to Padua to visit Baptista, Kate is further humiliated and broken down as Petruchio forces her to say that the sun is the moon, and that an old man is a beautiful woman.

What is Petruchio's nickname Katherine? ›

Despite her shrewdness, she remains a virgin until her marriage to Petruchio. The cleverness in the choice of her name weighs mostly on the shortened version that Petruchio refers to her as—Kate. Through the use of this name, Petruchio is able to make a vast number of puns on her name and her temperament.

Why does Petruchio want a kiss from Katherine? ›

His request for a kiss is a lesson, not a test. Petruchio shows Kate that breaking the rules can be even more important than following them, and her kiss signals her delight in the knowledge. They have become one, forming a true marriage. And the kiss they share is the consummation of their new unity.

Does Petruchio hit Kate? ›

They banter and exchange quips until Kate, having had enough, hits Petruchio. He does not strike her back but threatens he will do so, if need be. Petruchio remains undaunted in his quest for a wealthy wife, though, and vows to marry her despite her obvious objections.

Who is the antagonist in The Taming of the Shrew? ›

Katherine and Petruchio, both protagonists, struggle with each other throughout the play. Most critics see Katherine's shrewish behavior as the "villain" because it's the thing that must be overcome in order for Kate and Petruchio to live happily ever after.

What is an example of a famous monologue? ›

Hamlet. When you think of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the title character's famous "To be or not to be" speech may come to mind as a prominent monologue. But this speech is actually a soliloquy — a speech of internal dialogue in which the character (in this case, Hamlet) expresses his inner thoughts to the audience.

Where can I find good monologues? ›

Suggested sites for finding monologues on the web for free:
  • Monologue Archive. An assortment of public domain monologues taken from classic plays organized by gender and type.
  • Shakespeare's Monologues. ...
  • Audition Monologues by Stage Agent. ...
  • The Monologue Database. ...
  • Ace Your Audition Monologues.
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What is difference between monologue and soliloquy? ›

Remember, a soliloquy involves a character speaking his thoughts to himself, he is not speaking directly to anyone, including the audience. The plural form is soliloquies. A monologue is a speech spoken by one character, usually in a play.

What is the longest monologue ever? ›

In the film A free Soul (US 1931), six cameras were used to film in one take the 14-minute speech made by Lionel Barrymore (USA, 1878- 1954), since sound editing had yet to be perfected.

How long is a 3 minute monologue? ›

Answer: At the normal speaking rate of 130 words per minute (wpm), a 3 minutes long speech will have about 390 words .

Is a 2 minute monologue too long? ›

An effective monologue should be around one minute, or 90 seconds max. Length goes hand in hand with entertainment, because you don't want your audience to become bored. It is far better to fill a 30 second monologue with great acting choices than to dredge on for 3 minutes of mediocre acting.

What is the most famous Shakespeare monologue? ›

Among Shakespeare's most famous monologues is Henry V's 'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more' speech, where the king is leading his troops into battle.

Is a monologue long or short? ›

A monologue is a long speech by a single character in a theatre production or film.

What is the best dramatic monologue? ›

The Best Examples of the Dramatic Monologue
  1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point'. ...
  2. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 'Ulysses'. ...
  3. Robert Browning, 'Porphyria's Lover'. ...
  4. T. S. Eliot, 'The Love Song of J. ...
  5. H. D., 'Eurydice'. ...
  6. Elizabeth Bishop, 'Crusoe in England'. ...
  7. Judith Wright, 'Eve to Her Daughters'.
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What is the most iconic line ever? ›

Famous Movie Quotes
  • “ May the Force be with you.” - Star Wars, 1977.
  • “ There's no place like home.” - The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
  • “ I'm the king of the world!” - ...
  • “ Carpe diem. ...
  • “ Elementary, my dear Watson.” - ...
  • “ It's alive! ...
  • “ My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. ...
  • “ I'll be back.” -
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What is the most famous line? ›

A jury consisting of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", spoken by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in the 1939 American Civil War epic Gone with the Wind, as the most memorable American movie quotation of all time.

What is Max's catchphrase? ›

Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” “And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”

What does Kate's final speech mean? ›

In the speech, Kate reprimands them for their angry dispositions, saying that it does not become a woman to behave this way, especially toward her husband. A wife's duty to her husband, she says, mimics the duty that “the subject owes the prince,” because the husband endures great pain and labor for her benefit (V.

What was Kate's final speech Taming of the Shrew? ›

Come, come, you froward and unable worms, My mind hath been as big as one of yours, My heart as great, my reason haply more, To bandy word for word and frown for frown.

What is Kate's final speech about? ›

In the final speech, Katherina centered on the thought that every husband deserves “love, fair looks, and obedience” from their wives for the provision and protection they extend (Shakespeare, 2008, p. 178). All three of these elements seemed to be alien to Katherina throughout the narrative.

Why there is a wench come on and Kiss Me Kate? ›

Why, there's a wench! Come on, and kiss me, Kate. They kiss. Well, go thy ways, old lad, for thou shalt ha 't.

What is a Spanish tummy? ›

Spanish tummy ​Definitions and Synonyms

​noun​informal. DEFINITIONS1. 1. an illness caused by eating spoilt food. The cafe had a couple of complaints about gastroenteritis, aka Spanish tummy.

Why do we call the stomach a belly? ›

The word belly is a more casual way to say "stomach" or "abdomen," just as your navel is informally called a "belly button." A less common way to use the word is as a verb meaning "to swell," which is actually the oldest meaning of belly, from the Old English belig, "bag," and a Germanic root meaning "to swell like a ...

Can shrews be tamed? ›

Few have been spotted in the last 30 years and they are considered as a threatened species. Please be aware of handling shrews other than with gloved hands, for a shrew's bite needs medical attention and can leave a very nasty scar. They cannot be tamed.

What makes someone a shrew? ›

Use the noun shrew — at your own risk — to refer to a woman who is argumentative, nagging, and ill tempered.

How many lines does Bianca have in Taming of the Shrew? ›

Total: 29.

Who is the shrew in Taming of the Shrew? ›

The Taming of the Shrew

Why is it called Taming of the Shrew? ›

The idea is that Petruchio acts like a "shrew" in order to give Kate a dose of her own medicine. "Taming" is an apt description of Petruchio's behavior – it's a term he and other men use throughout the play to describe the process of breaking the will of an unruly wife.

Do shrews still exist? ›

The shrew family also probably has the largest population of any mammal family: there are an estimated 100 billion shrews in the world, with an average of a few shrews per hectare of forest.

What are shrews attracted to? ›

Mow your lawn on a regular basis (shrews are attracted to tall grass.) Clear away overgrown shrubs and low-hanging tree limbs.

How did shrew become an insult? ›

The animal's name, of Germanic origin, was established in Old English in the 8th century. In a superstitious era, when animals were widely believed to exert a mystical influence on humans, the shrew's supposedly poisonous attribute became, at some point, transposed onto a person inclined to be evil or quarrelsome.

What does a shrewish wife mean? ›

Of or pertaining to a shrew (a nagging, ill-tempered woman). Bad-tempered; ill-natured; obstinate, as a shrew.

Why is Katherine a shrew? ›

Katherine is the "shrew" of the play's title. Because she is stubborn, is sometimes ill-mannered, and does not allow herself to be ordered around by men, she is constantly insulted, made fun of, and otherwise denigrated by practically all the other characters in the play.

What is the most famous line from Taming of the Shrew? ›

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,/Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee.” Are we missing any great The Taming of the Shrew quotes?

Is Lucentio in love with Bianca? ›

Lucentio is a young man who arrives in Padua ready to pursue his studies, along with his servant Tranio. Almost immediately, though, he falls in love with Bianca, and devotes all his energy to wooing her. He disguises himself as Cambio, a teacher of languages, so that he can teach Bianca and spend time with her.

Does Katherine love Petruchio? ›

He simply wanted to tame her to be able to say he tamed the most shrewish woman. In this interpretation, Petruchio marries Katharine solely for her dowry. The counterargument is that Petruchio develops love for Katharine and tames her because he sees her shrewishness as a condition that she cannot cure on her own.

Is Bianca the Shrew? ›

Bianca Minola is a character in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (c. 1590–1594). She is the younger daughter of Baptista Minola and the sister of Kate, the "shrew" of the title.

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