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· Romantic comedy
Time and place written
· Around 1592, London
Date of first publication
· The overall tone of the play is light and comic, though the exploration of larger social questions, such as the proper relation of the sexes in marriage, lends much of the comedy a more serious tone.
· Unspecific, though presumably sometime during the Italian Renaissance
· Padua, a city-state in Italy prominent during the Renaissance
· Petruccios attempt to tame Katherine; that is, to assert his authority in their marriage and overcome her hotheaded resistance to playing the role of his wife
· Petruccio and Katherines early verbal conflicts; Katherines many scenes of shrewish behavior, including her attack on Bianca; the various disguises and subterfuges of the subplot; Katherine and Petruccios comical wedding
· There is no single moment of intense action in the play, but rather a long process of development culminating in
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