The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

  • Release Date: 2020-07-04
  • Genre: Theater


Created sometime around 1592, "The Taming of the Shrew" is one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies.
It's the story of a strong-minded woman, Katharina, who yields to an equally stubborn man. The play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, who is determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry.
Once again, Shakespeare explores the arena of love, delighting audiences throughout the centuries.

The play begins in an unusual and remarkable way; the main story is offered as a play within a play. We see a drunk commoner, Sly, being tricked by a wealthy lord into thinking he is a lord. Sly begins to believe the trick that has been played on him, and settles down to watch a play, "The Taming of the Shrew". This seemingly random introduction has nothing to do with the actual plot of the play.