History Theatre / TheTamingOfTheShrew

6th Sep '17 1:27:32 PM fruitstripegum
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* ShipperOnDeck: Tranio and Biondello for Lucentio/Bianca. Also just about everyone for Petruchio/Katherina, if only because they want Katherina out of the way.



* ShipperOnDeck: Tranio and Biondello for Lucentio/Bianca. Also just about everyone for Petruchio/Katherina, if only because they want Katherina out of the way.
13th Jul '17 10:18:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FanFic: ''The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed'', a play written by John Fletcher in 1611. Shakespeare apparently approved of the work. The play reverses the gender politics of the original (where Petruchio is tamed by his new wife after Kate's death) and indicates that even in Shakespeare's day, the play was considered a bit too misogynistic for comfort.

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* FanFic: ''The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed'', a play written by John Fletcher in 1611. Shakespeare apparently [[ApprovalOfGod approved of the work.work]]. The play reverses the gender politics of the original (where Petruchio is tamed by his new wife after Kate's death) and indicates that even in Shakespeare's day, the play was considered a bit too misogynistic for comfort.
13th Jul '17 9:33:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GoldDigger: Petruchio, oh so much.



* GoldDigger: Petruchio, oh so much.
6th Jul '17 8:56:36 AM Julia1984
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* SilentSnarker: One famous way of handling the ending is, after her speech, having Kate turn and wink silently to the audience as she leaves with Petruchio, establishing that her entire speech was sarcastic. Whether it works or not depends solely on how the dialogue is spoken; it requires no change to the text whatsoever.
21st May '17 3:25:21 PM KJMackley
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The play was adapted to film several times. A 1929 version starred Hollywood power couple Creator/MaryPickford and Creator/DouglasFairbanks in her second talking film and his first, and the only film they appeared in together. Probably the most well-known adaptation is the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring another Hollywood power couple, Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton (it's the source of the page image).

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The play was adapted to film several times. A 1929 version starred Hollywood power couple Creator/MaryPickford and Creator/DouglasFairbanks in her second talking film and his first, and the only film they appeared in together. Probably the most well-known adaptation is the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring another Hollywood power couple, Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton (it's the source of the page image).
image). The movie ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is a HighSchoolAU adaptation of the story, treating it as a teen comedy.
15th Mar '17 8:17:19 PM Michael_McManus
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* LikesOlderWomen: Hortensio, who ends up marrying a widow.
15th Mar '17 8:15:17 PM Michael_McManus
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* GuileHero: Tranio, who manages to arrange a marriage between Lucentio and Bianca through a series of bluffs and manipulations.
15th Mar '17 2:14:10 AM Michael_McManus
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* DecoyProtagonist: Lucentio is set up as the main character in the first scene. He's not.


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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Tranio is TheProtagonist of the B-plot, trying to get Lucentio and Bianca together. In terms of lines, he's second only to Petruchio.
13th Mar '17 11:53:03 AM jamespolk
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The play was adapted to film several times; the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton is probably the most famous (and the source of the page image).

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The play was adapted to film several times; times. A 1929 version starred Hollywood power couple Creator/MaryPickford and Creator/DouglasFairbanks in her second talking film and his first, and the only film they appeared in together. Probably the most well-known adaptation is the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring another Hollywood power couple, Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton is probably the most famous (and (it's the source of the page image).image).
13th Mar '17 11:46:31 AM jamespolk
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* TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive: For a very mild form of torture, anyway, but Petruchio ''does'' withhold food and drink in order to bring Kate to heel. The turning point comes when she submits to him and agrees with his insistence that it's 7 am and time to go out, when it's really no later than 2 am. Shortly thereafter she agrees with his insistence that the sun is really the moon and that an old man passing them on the road is really a young maid. Kate gives Petruchio no trouble thereafter.


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* RoofHopping: In the Zeffirelli version Kate tries to flee from Petruchio's wooing by roof hopping across the mansion. Petruchio gives chase, and they wind up falling into the storeroom (fortunately onto a load of cotton) when the roof gives way.
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