Fridge / The Taming of the Shrew
- The lord is introduced praising his (well-trained) hunting dogs. In retrospect, of course a person like that would enjoy having plays in which women are tamed performed.
- Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is arguably funny and light-hearted when you first look at it, but the protagonist seems to be developing Stockholm Syndrome by the end...
- Willy's good old Ode to Wife Beating? I think that goes in several places, but it's very apparent even slightly into the play.
- Or Ode Against Wife Beating, given how Petruchio emphasizes how he can tame his wife without beating her. Still not compatible with modern values, but...