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The Taming of the Shrew reader à Paperback ☆ reflectionslisburnltd À The Taming of the Shrew a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare was written sometime in 1590–94 and first printed in the First Folio of 1623 The play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish Katharina Kate and theRtues of wifely obedienceThe play’s other plot follows the competition between Hortensio Gremio and Lucentio for Bianca’s hand in marriage The only serious candidate is Lucentio the son of a wealthy Florentine gentleman He is so smitten with Bianca’s charms that he exchanges places with his clever servant Tranio in order to gain access to the woman he loves He does so disguised as a tutor So does the less successful Hortensio Gremio has nothing to recommend his suit except his wealth; he is an old man unattractive to Bianca In order to fend off this claim of wealth since Baptista has vowed to bestow Bianca on the suitor with the greatest wealth Tranio poses as the son of a wealthy gentleman and steps into the competition for Bianca’s hand Needing a father to prove his claim Tranio persuades a pedant or merchant from Mantua to play the role This ruse fools Baptista and so the formal arrangements for the marriage proceed Tranio’s tricks are eventually exposed but not before Lucentio and Bianca have taken the occasion to marry in secret Hortensio in the meantime has forsaken his pursuit of Bianca and married a wealthy widow In the play’s final scene both Bianca and Hortensio’s new wife ironically prove to be shrewis Re reading the play this time I liked it a little better than I thought I would I predicted that the brutal treatment of Katharine by Petruchio would ruin the play for me but it didn't From the induction involving Christopher Sly the text of The Taming of the Shrew is full of so many transformations tinker to lord page to lady servant to rich young man rich young man to teacher of grammar rich suitor to music teacher wandering scholar to prosperous merchant etc as well as so many literary allusions to Ovid and other metamorphoses that Kate's transformation from shrew into obedient wife seems just one mythological marvel produced by the magic of the stage with Petruchio as the play's protean Prospero But I'm making the play seem better than it is It is a very slight entertainment indeed a farce whose lack of even comic seriousness is one of the reason why its brutality and misogyny are relatively inoffensive

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The Taming of the Shrew a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare was written sometime in 1590–94 and first printed in the First Folio of 1623 The play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish Katharina Kate and the canny Petruchio who is determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry The main story is offered as a play within a play; the frame plot consists of an initial two scene “induction” in which a whimsical lord decides to play a practical joke on a drunken tinker Christopher Sly by inducing him to believe that he is in fact a nobleman who has suffered from amnesia and is only now awaking from it The main body of the play is presented to Sly as an entertainment for his delectationThe source of the Petruchio Katharina plot is unknown although a number of analogues exist in ballads about the “taming” of shrewish women The play’s other plot involving Bianca and her many suitors was derived from George Gascoigne’s comedy Supposes 1566 itself a translation of I suppositi 1509 by Ludovico AriostoFollowing the induction the play opens in Padua where several eligible bachelors have gathered to claim the hand of Bianca the youngest daughter of the wealthy Baptista But Baptista Oh well Shakespeare What do you expect me to make of this Sir? Me being a Kate but not starved tortured and humiliated into obedience submission complete surrender? How shall I read this play that made me literally feel a knot in my stomach that filled me with nausea anger and sadness? My first reaction was to think “Thank you Sir that’s enough I’ll have none of this any you may be my literary hero but this is TOO MUCH”Then all those other authors came to mind those brilliant authors who wrote about misogyny colonisation and taming of human minds and I reconsidered If I read Shakespeare’s taming of Kate as a moral play I have to reject it with disgust regardless of what the customs of the time were But as a parable on how to break a spirit it is uite unsurpassed in its cruelty and effectiveness and as such it holds a truth that still unfortunately is uite unchallenged in many parts of societyAt the beginning of the play Kate is a “wild cat” a falcon that cherishes her own way of living and thinking and speaking and fears no man She doesn’t know the treacherous power of the falconer who uses her talents to tame her as Petrucchio himself puts it “My falcon now is sharp” Chinua Achebe in the title for his classic novel Things Fall Apart chose a a line from a poem by Yeats to allude to the same kind of relationship between European colonisers and free African men with a similar end result of complete breakdown of the falcon’s way of life after being forced to surrender to the game of the falconerTurning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the worldThe blood dimmed tide is loosed and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction while the worstAre full of passionate intensitySurvival of the cruellest and most ruthless players the rule seems to be It is extremely painful to follow Kate’s path from an educated strong willed thinking young woman to a brainwashed “puppet” similar to the alternative Nora in Ibsen’s rewritten ending of A Doll's House forced to surrender“Why sir I trust I may have leave to speak;And speak I will; I am no child no babeYour betters have endured me say my mind;And if you cannot best you stop your earsMy tongue will tell the anger of my heart;Or else my heart concealing it will breakAnd rather than it shall I will be freeEven to the uttermost as I please in words”Wouldn’t those have been wonderful last words for a strong heroine standing her ground? Better than what came after her ordeal in any case a sermon held in front of her husband who celebrates and cashes in money after betting that he can prove that he has broken his wife’s spirit completely spoken as an appeal to the other men and women in the play as well Kate now is claiming women should love the masters that force their will upon them“Such duty as the subject owes the princeEven such a woman oweth to her husband”She adopts this attitude of missionary female submission after going through an episode where Petrucchio makes her claim that the sun is the moon or whatever else he calls it This brainwashing method calls to mind the horrible torture in Orwell’s 1984 where citizens are pushed to the point of accepting whatever falsehood Big Brother chooses to sell as truth of the day If Big Brother says 225 then that is true Period Neither Orwell nor Shakespeare leave it at that though The taming is not complete until Winston whispers in the end “I love Big Brother” and that is precisely what Kate does as well Having been pushed over the edge she accepts and embraces her prison and loves her jailer The Spanish Inuisition worked with similar methodsSo what do I make of this piece? I hate it And I admire Shakespeare for putting abuse of power on stage so clearly For his female characters are strong falcons they are intelligent and free in their own chosen life style But they break under cruel torture and horribly unjust social conditions just like any human being does Achebe’s Okonkwo is a proud man but he breaks under the superior weapons of the European usurpers Winston is a rebel but Big Brother has better tools of controlI will close the review with an echo of Kate’s words when she was still a bird outside the cage free to use her words to speak her mind As long as those words are not erased from the play but hold their position in the history of Kate she will never completely surrender“Why sir I trust I may have leave to speak;And speak I will; I am no child no babeYou betters have endured me say my mind;And if you cannot best you stop your earsMy tongue will tell the anger of my heart;Or else my heart concealing it will breakAnd rather than it shall I will be freeEven to the uttermost as I please in words”And Nora keep running from A Doll's House

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The Taming of the ShrewHas stated that Bianca will not be wed before her older sister Katharina The plot of “the taming of the shrew” then begins when Petruchio arrives in Padua in search of a rich wife His friend Hortensio sets Petruchio’s sights on Katharina the shrew Although Katharina responds hostilely to Petruchio he woos wins and tames her by the sheer force of his manly insistence and by his wit; Katharina is attracted to Petruchio in spite of herself since clearly he is her match in a way that other men could not be After their bizarre marriage ceremony in which Petruchio dresses in a wild fashion and abuses the priest Katharina’s taming continues In order to show her a picture of her own willfulness Petruchio obliges her to forgo food sleep and fancy clothing He abuses his own servants notably Grumio as a way of demonstrating how unattractive a sharp temper can be Katharina learns however reluctantly that the only way she can find peace is to agree with anything that Petruchio says and do whatever he insists At the play’s end Petruchio wins a bet from the other gentlemen that Katharina will be obedient than their new wives To show that she is indeed now obedient on Petruchio’s orders Katharina delivers a short sermon on the vi The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina the headstrong obdurate shrew Initially Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship; however Petruchio tames her with various psychological torments such as keeping her from eating and drinking until she becomes a desirable compliant and obedient bride The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's younger sister Bianca who is seen as the ideal woman The uestion of whether the play is misogynistic has become the subject of considerable controversy particularly among modern scholars audiences and readersتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز پنجم ماه جولای سال 2007 میلادیعنوان رام کردن زن سرکش؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم محسن قاسمی؛ تهران، پارسه، 1395؛ در 178ص؛ موضوع نمایشنامه های کمدی از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 16معنوان رام کردن زن سرکش؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ اهواز، تیر، 1377؛ در 148ص؛این نمایش دارای یک پیش پرده و پنج پرده استشخصیت‌های پیش پرده کریستوفر سلای یک سرهم‌بند مست یک لرد، یک بانو، یک امربر، بازیگران، شکارچیان و خدمت گزارانپیش نمایش کریستوفر سلای درویش آب زیرکاه شهر، شبی مست و خراب، در گوشه ی خیابان افتاده‌ است لردی او را به قصر خود می‌برد این لرد برای تفریح و خنده، دستور می‌دهد پیش از آنکه مردک، از خواب مستی بیدار شود؛ او را به بهترین اتاق‌های قصر ببرند، و بهترین البسه فاخر را بر او بپوشانند وقتی کریستوفر سلای، از خواب مستی بیدار می‌شود، خود را در میان خیل خدمتکاران رنگارنگ می‌بیند، که در حال تعظیم و تکریم به او هستند؛ از جمله پسری، که در لباس و آرایش زنان، نقش همسر او را بازی می‌کند این همسر، با نوازش، به وی تبریک می‌گوید، که او سرانجام از حالت غش و اغمای پانزده ساله مرض، و از دست دادن مشاعر، بهبود یافته‌ است برای جشن و سرور و طرب، به منظور جلوگیری از بازگشت مرض، بر اثر فکر و خیال، دستور داده می‌شود، گروهی از بازیگران دوره گرد را، به قصر آورند، و نمایش رام کردن زن سرکش را، در حضور عالیجناب بازی کنندشخصیت‌های نمایشنامه باپتیستا مینولا نجیب‌ زاده‌ ای ثروتمند، اهل پادوآ کاترینا دختر بزرگ و زیبای باپتیستا، تنها عیبش ستیزه‌ جویی و گستاخی تحمل ناپذیر است بیانکا خواهر کوچک‌تر و نقطه مقابل کاترینای وحشی؛ الاهه‌ ای از مهربانی و ظرافت پتروکیو بی‌ تربیتی کله‌ پوک، ابلهی فحاش و در عین حال نجیب‌زاده‌ ای از ورونا که تصمیم دارد کاترینا را رام و تصاحب کند وینچنتیو نجیب‌زاده‌ ای سالخورده از پیزا لوچنتیو پسر وینچنتیو؛ جوانی مقبول و بامحبت، عاشق بیانکا هورتنسیو و گرمیو خواستگاران بیانکا ترانیو و بیوندلو خدمتکاران لوچنتیو گرومیو و کرتیس خدمتکاران پتروکیو یک خیاط، یک بیوه زن، یک خراز؛چکیده نمایشنامه «باپتیستا مینولا» بازرگانی بسیار ثروتمند اهل «پادوآ» دو دختر دارد دختر بزرگ‌تر، «کاترینا»، به سبب کارها و روحیه شیطانی و تخسی ای که دارد، در شهر و دیار خود انگشت نماست، و از همین رو بی شوهر مانده‌ است؛ حال آنکه خواهر کوچک ترش، «بیانکا»، که محجوب و سر به زیر است، خواستگاران بسیار دارد، ولی پدر از پذیرفتن، و دادن پاسخ مساعد به خواستگاران خودداری می‌کند؛ مگر آنکه اول برای دختر بزرگ‌تر شوهری پیدا شود؛ ا شربیانی