The taming of the shrew is a comedy by william shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592 the play begins with a framing device often referred to as the induction in which a mischievous nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named christopher sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself the nobleman then has the play performed for slys diversion. Burton of course was accustomed to the classics in general and shakespeare in particular and he plays with tremendous bravado the supporting cast which includes a young michael york is also very fine and when all is said and done the 1964 the taming of the shrew is a tremendous amount of fun even if you dont like shakespeare. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes the sparknotes the taming of the shrew study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes tests and essays. Faith he is gone unto the taming school bianca the taming school what is there such a place tranio ay mistress and petruchio is the master that teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long to tame a shrew and charm her chattering tongue enter biondello biondello o master master i have watchd so long that i am dog weary but at last i spied. See inside the rehearsal room for the taming of the shrew as director justin audibert explains how and why hes swapped the men and women in the play watch the video assisted performances find out about our assisted performances for the taming of the shrew
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