The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. It was one of his earlier plays, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594. The play begins with a framing device in which a drunkard is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman who then watches the "play" itself, which depicts a nobleman, Petruchio, who marries an outspoken, intelligent, and bad-tempered shrew named Katherina. Petruchio manipulates and "tames" her until she is obedient to his will.… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1594

Word count: 21,873 words (≈ about 1 hour)

Source: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

Copyright: Public Domain


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