S: English 4
FC: The Taming of the Shrew By: William Shakespeare
1: This drama is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The play starts out with an induction where a trick is played by a nobleman on Christopher Sly who arranges an acting group to preform The Taming of the Shrew. The Beautiful Bianca is shown with several admirers however she cannot marry until her sister marries.
3: Katherine or Kate is the shrew of the play. She is the daughter of Baptista. Kate is sharp tongued, quick tempered and prone to violence.
4: Petruchio is a gentleman from Verona. He is eccentric, quick witted, boisterous and frequently drunk. He has come to Paduo to wive and thrive.
5: Bianca is the youngest daughter of Baptista. Bianca proves herself opposite from Kate. She is soft spoken, sweet and unassuming.
6: Minola Baptista is one of the wealthiest men in Padua. He is good natured and somewhat superficial. He is desperate to find his oldest daughter a suitor.
7: Lucentio is a young student from Pisa. He is good natured and intrepid. He comes to study at the university but gets sidetracked when he falls in love with Bianca.
8: Tranio is Lucientio's servant. He is wry and comical. Tranio plays an important part in his masters charade.
9: Grumio is Petruchio's servant and the fool of the play,
10: Biondello is Lucientio's second servant who assists him and Travio in carrying out their plot .
11: Christopher Sly is the principal character in the plays brief introduction.