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The Taming of the Shrew was a fantastic play performed at the Globe Theatre in London and written by William Shakespeare.

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Katrina Williamson 10R 4/10/03 The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew was a fantastic play performed at the Globe Theatre in London and written by William Shakespeare. It's perhaps the most famous play ever written about the battle of the sexes. Baptista, a rich man of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina and Bianca. Katherina is described as a shrew - a scolding tongue and a bad temper and her father has stated that no one shall wed Bianca (her lovable sister) until Katherina has been married. Lucentio of Pisa, a suitor to Bianca, devises a scheme in which he and Tranio (his servant) ...read more.

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After many trying days and nights, an exhausted Katherina is "tamed" into obedience. By the end of the play, Lucentio has won Bianca's heart and Hortensio settles for a rich widow. During a dinner for Bianca and Lucentio, Petruchio makes and wins a bet in which he proposes that he has the most obedient wife of all the men there, at which point Katherina gives Bianca a lecture on how to be a good and loving wife herself. This was a comedy play and its purpose was to get the point across that all women should be tamed and all women can be tamed. ...read more.

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There were also three stores high of people around all the stage apart from the back and the richer people sitting on a balcony at the back of the stage. As you can see roughly from the picture below; The space was used well because the actors on stage kept moving and if there were two actors on the stage they would both move around and pass each other talking so everyone standing or sitting around the stage could see the character closer and see their faces and hear their voices better. Posture was also done very well, the actors used posture to bring out their characters even more because it makes it more realistic and you get to see more of the character. Rather than just the way the person acts and speaks, you can see how he/she stands. ...read more.

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