History Theatre / TheTamingOfTheShrew

15th Dec '15 7:07:58 AM Aquila89
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The play was adapted to film several times; the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zefirelli 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; the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zefirelli Zeffirelli and starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton is probably the most famous (and the source of the page image).
15th Dec '15 7:07:34 AM Aquila89
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The play was adapted to film several times; the 1967 version, directed by Franco Zefirelli and starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/RichardBurton is probably the most famous (and the source of the page image).
25th Nov '15 11:47:22 AM Berrenta
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* BavarianFireDrill: Essentially how Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) dupes a random passerby and passes him off as Vincentio-- he asks the guy where he's from, and on his reply (Mantua) claims that the dukes of Mantua and Padua are feuding, and that any citizens of one city found in the other would be arrested and executed. It would've worked, too, [[BecauseIAmJonesy if the real Vincentio hadn't shown up.]]
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* BavarianFireDrill: Essentially how Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) dupes a random passerby and passes him off as Vincentio-- he asks the guy where he's from, and on his reply (Mantua) claims that the dukes of Mantua and Padua are feuding, and that any citizens of one city found in the other would be arrested and executed. It would've worked, too, [[BecauseIAmJonesy [[ConfrontingYourImposter if the real Vincentio hadn't shown up.]]
19th Nov '15 12:48:50 AM PaulA
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examples from adaptations go in the section at the end
* DemotedtoExtra: In the Abridged book made for 30 minutes every characters that isn't Kate, Pertuchio, Baptista, Lucentio or Tranio

** Some productions merely have Petruchio giggle at the innuendo, as was the 1980s version with Creator/JohnCleese as Petruchio.

* 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

* LargeHam: Petruchio is often played as this. Check out Marc Singer's performance in the filmed 1976 production. Kate is equally hammy in this production as well.

* WritersCannotDoMath: Look for it during the placing of the bets near the end (of the play; the movie corrects it). ** However the mistake has also been interpreted as intentional because it is done by Lucentio, [[TooDumbToLive who is not all that bright.]]
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Look for it during the placing of the bets near the end (of the play; the movie corrects it). ** end. However the mistake has also been interpreted as intentional because it is done by Lucentio, [[TooDumbToLive who is not all that bright.]]

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* WritersCannotDoMath: Look DemotedToExtra: In the abridged book made for it during the placing of the bets near the end (of the play; the movie corrects it). ** However the mistake has also been interpreted as intentional because it is done by Lucentio, [[TooDumbToLive who is not all 30 Minutes, every character that bright.]]isn't Kate, Petruchio, Baptista, Lucentio or Tranio.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: Look for it during the placing FanFic: ''The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed'', a play written by John Fletcher in 1611. Shakespeare apparently approved of the bets near work. The play reverses the end (of gender politics of the play; the movie corrects it). ** However the mistake has also been interpreted as intentional because it original (where Petruchio is done tamed by Lucentio, [[TooDumbToLive who is not all his new wife after Kate's death) and indicates that bright.]]even in Shakespeare's day, the play was considered a bit too misogynistic for comfort. * LargeHam: Petruchio is often played as this. Check out Marc Singer's performance in the filmed 1976 production. Kate is equally hammy in this production as well.
19th Nov '15 12:46:03 AM PaulA
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: '''Averted''', though not obviously so. Tranio’s father was a ‘sail maker’ from land-locked Bergamo. Bergamo is the nearest large city to Lake Iseo and close to Lake Como, creating a Bergamo boat-making and sail-making industry which started long before the 16th century and continues to this day. ** And then played straight. Lucentio claims Padua is in Lombardy, when in fact it is in Veneto. * AsYouKnow: Lucentio's opening speech to Tranio. [[{{Exposition}} For some reason]], feels the need to tell his servant where they are, why they're here, where he was born, and where he was raised. We later find out that Tranio was taken in by Lucentio's family at the age of ''three''. [[FridgeLogic There is no excuse for him not to know any of this]].
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: '''Averted''', though not obviously so. Tranio’s AluminumChristmasTrees: Tranio's father was a ‘sail maker’ 'sail maker' from land-locked Bergamo. Bergamo is the nearest large city to Lake Iseo and close to Lake Como, creating a Bergamo boat-making and sail-making industry which started long before the 16th century and continues to this day. ** And then played straight. * ArtisticLicenseGeography: Lucentio claims Padua is in Lombardy, when in fact it is in Veneto. * AsYouKnow: Lucentio's opening speech to Tranio. [[{{Exposition}} For some reason]], feels the need to tell his servant where they are, why they're here, where he was born, and where he was raised. We later find out that Tranio was taken in by Lucentio's family at the age of ''three''. [[FridgeLogic There is no excuse for him not to know any of this]].this.

-->'''Petruchio''': Come, come, you wasp; i’ faith, you are too angry. -->'''Katrina''': If I be waspish, best beware my sting. -->'''Petruchio''': My remedy is then, to pluck it out. -->'''Katrina''': Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. -->'''Petruchio''': Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? In his tail. -->'''Katrina''': In his tongue. -->'''Petruchio''': Whose tongue? -->'''Katrina''': Yours, if you talk of tails: and so farewell. -->'''Petruchio''': What, ''With my tongue in your tail?'' Nay, come again. Good Kate; I am a gentleman. -->''[Kate slaps him]''
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-->'''Petruchio''': Come, come, you wasp; i’ i' faith, you are too angry. -->'''Katrina''': angry.\\ '''Katrina''': If I be waspish, best beware my sting. -->'''Petruchio''': sting.\\ '''Petruchio''': My remedy is then, to pluck it out. -->'''Katrina''': out.\\ '''Katrina''': Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. -->'''Petruchio''': lies.\\ '''Petruchio''': Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? In his tail. -->'''Katrina''': tail.\\ '''Katrina''': In his tongue. -->'''Petruchio''': tongue.\\ '''Petruchio''': Whose tongue? -->'''Katrina''': tongue?\\ '''Katrina''': Yours, if you talk of tails: and so farewell. -->'''Petruchio''': farewell.\\ '''Petruchio''': What, ''With my tongue in your tail?'' Nay, come again. Good Kate; I am a gentleman. -->''[Kate gentleman.\\ ''[Kate slaps him]''

* ZanyScheme: Bianca's suitors disguise themselves as tutors, leaving Lucentio's servant to impersonate him in dealing with Bianca's father and dragging in another guy to impersonate Lucentio's father. It works. ** Lucentio is not the only one to come up with this scheme; he wins because he ''is'' the only one to both be a tutor ''and'' a normal suitor.
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* ZanyScheme: Bianca's suitors disguise themselves as tutors, leaving Lucentio's servant to impersonate him in dealing with Bianca's father and dragging in another guy to impersonate Lucentio's father. It works. ** works. Lucentio is not the only one to come up with this scheme; he wins because he ''is'' the only one to both be a tutor ''and'' a normal suitor.
14th Nov '15 3:34:10 PM Jeduthun
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* ComedicSpanking: Traditionally Kate receives one from Petruchio, although the text itself doesn't do more than suggest it (such as making a pun on the wasp having a "sting in his tail.") They both slap each other around as well.
18th Sep '15 4:06:43 PM WarriorsGate
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* MetaFiction: Is this a misogynist play? Or an overblown farce about how men like watching misogynist plays? Thanks to the induction, either interpretation is up for grabs.
16th Aug '15 2:10:50 PM Temmere
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It's hard to find a story more prime for AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Some readers see 'sweet' Bianca as a little manipulator who's got their father twisted 'round her finger, and Kate 'acts out' just to get some of his attention. It is also clear that though it is the thought of a fat dowry that initially attracts him, Petruchio is also enchanted by Kate's quick wit. His challenge is to break what has become a conditioned reflex. Many adaptations do something to undercut the Kate-submits-to-Petruchio ending.
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It's hard to find a story more prime for AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Some readers see 'sweet' Bianca as a little manipulator who's got their father twisted 'round her finger, and Kate 'acts out' just to get some of his attention. It is also clear that that, though it is the thought of a fat dowry that initially attracts him, Petruchio is also enchanted by Kate's quick wit. His challenge is to break what has become a conditioned reflex. Many adaptations do something to undercut the Kate-submits-to-Petruchio ending.
8th Jul '15 10:05:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheConfidant: Tranio to Lucentio, who compares him to a famous example of the trope in Virgil's ''{{Aeneid}}'': "That are to me as secret and as dear/As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was."
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* TheConfidant: Tranio to Lucentio, who compares him to a famous example of the trope in Virgil's ''{{Aeneid}}'': ''Literature/TheAeneid'': "That are to me as secret and as dear/As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was."
29th Jun '15 2:15:49 AM Aquila89
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* InSeriesNickname: Kate for Katarina. When she first meets Petruchio, she tells him not to call her Kate; so of course he does for the rest of the play, just to annoy her.
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