Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Taming of the Shrew

Lucky Baptista, one of the wealthiest men in Padua. Wealthy in money and in daughters: beautiful Bianca and her older sister, Kate.
Bianca is courted by Gremio, Hortensio, and Lucentio, but Baptista insists that Kate must marry first.
Petruccio wants to marry into wealth. How will all this sort out?

And will we ever find out what happened to poor Christopher Sly, the subject of a complicated practical joke?

Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play

SparkNotes summary of the play
Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare
Background information
Shake-Sphere - All's Well That Ends Well

Sources
Supposes by George Gascoigne

Film Versions
Taming of the Shrew (1967 - Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton)
Taming of the Shrew (1929 - Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks)


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Last updated: 01/01/2004