The broad humor and keen wit of The Taming of the Shrew has made the play one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s comedies. The adventurous Petruchio is persuaded to woo shrewish Katherina Minola by her sister Bianca’s enamored suitors, as gentle Bianca will not be permitted to marry until Kate is wed. Petruchio is intrigued by the fiery elder sister and succeeds in marrying her, but immediately begins to “tame” his bride by being as contrary as Kate. On the pretense that nothing is good enough for his wife, he withholds her dinner, destroys her bridal trousseau, and keeps her from sleep. Exhausted, bewildered, and finally acquiescent, Kate becomes conciliatory. In a final bit of humor, Shakespeare ends with a final contest in which Bianca’s new husband, Lucentio, and Kate’s Petruchio wager to see whose wife is the more obedient. Petruchio easily wins, and Kate delivers a speech about the importance of wifely submission. High school readers will have to decide whether Shakespeare's excellent depiction of gender politics is straightforward or ironic.
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Curriculum guide for The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; aligned to Common Core standards. Includes objectives, teacher notes, individual and small group activities, student handouts with suggested responses, study guide with answer key, writing assignments, additional projects, and a quiz and a test with answer keys. Students study the play through scene-by-scene analysis, review plot structure, and discuss characterization. They also examine early modern English language forms used by Shakespeare, identify themes, apply humour theory, and recognize plot devices. PDF format allows posting handouts directly to a LMS or to student devices. 12 Lesson Plans/24 Handouts